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by Scott Tallman
August 15th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20250

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

So start one? [snort.gif] It will force me to open some of my older bottles of B-H.
by Scott Tallman
August 14th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Oregon Wine History Archives Website

...and here I thought it would disappear quietly and anonymously into a pile of microfiche in a quiet small town college. Please remember it isn’t scripted, and if there are subjects you think the interviews are missing please PM me. Oops! [wow.gif] Just watched your interview. Unsurprisingly, your...
by Scott Tallman
August 14th, 2019, 10:15 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: 100
Views: 3267

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Surprised no one has mentioned Cameron. While Abbey Ridge and Clos Electrique are above $65 (although they can be found for about that price if you buy from Sec and order a case of wine), but should not sleep on Arley’s Leap or the Reserve bottles, which are in the $30 or low $40s depending on where...
by Scott Tallman
August 9th, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

That beer is not supposed to be a NEIPA, Andrew. It's probably my favorite of their lineup. Or, more precisely, it's not supposed to be a "hazy", as the term is used these days. I’m really enjoying it. Thought I was missing something based on the notes... Strikes me as the IPA I’d expect if Rick ca...
by Scott Tallman
August 8th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Not sure I’ll make it up to Lost Abbey as I’ll be right in DT without a car. Not to mention I’ve never really been impressed with their beers, but will likely stop if we otherwise head up that way. Been to MT in PDX, but worth trying in their hometown, esp as they have 2x the taps of PDX. If you li...
by Scott Tallman
August 8th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 11:39 am
Ummmmmm... Pizza Port!!! They do many different beer styles, but they especially shine with their IPAs. It would be criminal for you to not visit them when you're in town.
I had them on my tentative list, but will add them to the must visit list due to your enthusiasm! Thanks.
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Lost Abbey is very much required! I hear Modern Time is good but you've probably been in Portland. Not sure I’ll make it up to Lost Abbey as I’ll be right in DT without a car. Not to mention I’ve never really been impressed with their beers, but will likely stop if we otherwise head up that way. Be...
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

JulianD wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Lost abbey
Coronado brewing
Mission
Thanks, Julian!
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 31
Views: 932

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Used to go there on family trips as a kid in late 80s, but have not been since. My memories are pretty muddled, but your description sounds nicer than what I remember, although the two dads comment is accurate. Was a bit of a shock to the system for my parents coming from WV. If I ever make it out t...
by Scott Tallman
August 6th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Smith Rock State Park, which is a few miles outside of Bend, is worth a visit for hiking. If you’re up for it, floating or paddle boarding on the river in town is fun. If you like beer, there is a plethora of really good breweries. I’d especially recommend Ale Apothecary (sour/mixed fermentation bee...
by Scott Tallman
August 5th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

I’d drive to McM. I could be forgetting someone, but other than Division, you’ll Have way better tasting experience in the valley. You should arrive by 1, unless you stop along the way. If you can coordinate with the wineries’ availability, no reason you couldn’t hit PGC on the way to McM, then Todd...
by Scott Tallman
August 5th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Will be visiting SD for a few days later this month and trying to develop a list of 5-8 breweries to visit. Based on my initial research, likely visit the following breweries, but greatly appreciate any feedback/suggestions from those more familiar with SD brewery scene. I’m Like all types of beer,...
by Scott Tallman
August 4th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Breweries to visit in San Diego?
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Breweries to visit in San Diego?

Will be visiting SD for a few days later this month and trying to develop a list of 5-8 breweries to visit. Based on my initial research, likely visit the following breweries, but greatly appreciate any feedback/suggestions from those more familiar with SD brewery scene. I’m Like all types of beer, ...
by Scott Tallman
August 1st, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 66
Views: 2207

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Revision Brewing in Reno puts out some seriously tasty options. Brought some with me to VT two weeks ago and their Reno As f*ck NEIPA beat out a lot of local beers in a blind taste test of 10 peoplE. Worth looking out for. Funny enough, I just drank that beer for the first time. It was excellent. I...
by Scott Tallman
August 1st, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Richard's Cuvee Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Great note and a singular wine. From my experience with OR Chardonnay over the last 9 years, I prefer most of my favorites in the 2-5 year range, but if you’re going to age any, this wine will reward your patience.
by Scott Tallman
August 1st, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 1926

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

Good question...IMO, there’s a sea of mediocre pink wines out there now. I have my favorites but I drink less bottles of them these days. And it’s hard not to feel that the pressure to have rosé ready to sell earlier and earlier has the wines filling a slot rather than setting a bar. There are plen...
by Scott Tallman
July 30th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1699

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Interesting notes, especially as I don’t think I’ve drank any 2012s since release. Think I’ll continue to sit on mine, not that I have much. Went deep in 2013. Curious that PGC was not included, esp considering the high praise Jim had for the vintage upon release. One comment I heard from a few att...
by Scott Tallman
July 30th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1699

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Interesting notes, especially as I don’t think I’ve drank any 2012s since release. Think I’ll continue to sit on mine, not that I have much. Went deep in 2013.

Curious that PGC was not included, esp considering the high praise Jim had for the vintage upon release.
by Scott Tallman
July 28th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 3:47 pm
I just bought these, I wonder if batch varies too?
They do. Different hops. Only had first batch and thought it was nothing more than ok. Will try subsequent batches if I see them, but not going to seek out.
by Scott Tallman
July 20th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi 2019 release
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Kobayashi 2019?

His whites are dynamite. All in on the Viognier.
by Scott Tallman
July 20th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Provence trip
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Provence trip

Howard Cooper wrote:
July 20th, 2019, 8:31 am
In Bandol, we had wonderful visits several years ago at Chateau Pradeaux and Pibarnon.
Ditto, plus Tempier
by Scott Tallman
July 19th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20250

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened a 2015 and 2016 Richard's Chard the other night side by side. Both are drinking really well but to me the 2016 was the better wine -- probably one of the best Oregon chards I've ever tasted. Gorgeous fruit and white flowers wrap around an acidic core with just a hint of wood showing. The 201...
by Scott Tallman
July 18th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2689

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Beer: Blaugies Saison D’Epeautre
Wine: Krug Rose Champagne
Spirit: None, so will take another beer - Heater Allen Pils (or perhaps Galaxy Pils)
by Scott Tallman
July 17th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7702

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Scott - appreciate the feedback! I have heard of Analemma, but have not had the wines. I've had Nate Ready's Smockshop Band Atavus Gewurztraminer/Pinot blend from that vineyard, which we loved. Cheers! Steve Analemma started out making wine solely from Atavus and Oak Ridge. Still makes wine from bo...
by Scott Tallman
July 17th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7702

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd (and all contributors) - what a great resource this is! The good/bad news for me is that my short list for a brief Oregon visit next month just went from about four to at least 16+. Will have to start mapping some of these out to see what may fit. While I am here, I will add that we really enj...
by Scott Tallman
July 14th, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7702

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Tried my first Kelley Fox, the 2017 Ahurani, PN. All Momtazi fruit, and apparently the only Momtazi she made in that vintage. This wine is criminally good for only $30 at retail. Indeed. While her top end Maresh and Momtazi bottlings are phenomenal, this wine and the Mirabai (Maresh fruit) are insa...
by Scott Tallman
July 13th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Oregon Wine History Archives Website

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:01 pm
...and here I thought it would disappear quietly and anonymously into a pile of microfiche in a quiet small town college. Please remember it isn’t scripted, and if there are subjects you think the interviews are missing please PM me.
Oops! [wow.gif]
by Scott Tallman
July 11th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SoDo UrbanWorks wineries?
Replies: 23
Views: 947

Re: SoDo UrbanWorks wineries?

Is Cadence open on Wed? If so, check them out.
by Scott Tallman
July 11th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Oregon Wine History Archives Website

I finally got around to perusing this website - specifically the interviews section. Watched a great interview with John Paul of Cameron. As one of my favorite wineries in Oregon, I learned a lot about the history. Many other interviews I plan to watch, and looking forward to watching the recently f...
by Scott Tallman
July 4th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2059

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

If I drink anything today it will be beer. Something domestic and craft - prob Heater Allen, maybe some Upright or Oxbow.
by Scott Tallman
July 2nd, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard - $89?

Scott, while you may have to be part of Fu’s entourage to get access to large formats, you can still buy almost all their current release Chards (and Pinots) direct. I did not check if they ship to your state. Hard to go wrong with any of their line-up. Ditto for Goodfellow’s Chards. EDIT TO ADD - H...
by Scott Tallman
July 2nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard - $89?

I’ve really enjoyed past vintages as I think Maresh is one of the best vineyards in OR and Jimmy has a deft hand with Chardonnay. But I stopped buying a few years ago when prices eclipsed $70/bottle. That is not an indictment on the wine or a commentary on whether the wine is worth the asking price,...
by Scott Tallman
June 29th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20250

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Scott, it’s great to hear that the 2012 is in a good spot. We’re pouring it at a Whistling Ridge dinner on the 3rd of July, and I’m excited to see it myself. It was such a short vintage for production that I don’t have much. 2012 was still doing well on 3rd night (just finished it). The 2013 filled...
by Scott Tallman
June 27th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 331
Views: 20250

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

For the debates tonight, opened the 2012 Whistling Ridge Chardonnay (n/k/a Richard’s Cuvee) and the 2013 Richard’s Cuvee Chardonnay. My last bottle of 2012 and my first of four bottles of the 2013. Opened both about an hour before drinking. The 2012 did not have the matchstick note that many have co...
by Scott Tallman
June 26th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: May 2019 visit to Fratelli Alessandria
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: TN: May 2019 visit to Fratelli Alessandria

Great notes. Visited in May 2017 as a replacement for Burlotto, who were out of town. Really enjoyed the wines and the cellar/tasting room. Wish I’d bought more when visiting.
by Scott Tallman
June 23rd, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after

In the context of how you described those vintages vis a vis the others in each grouping, I thought your descriptions rang true even before the adjustment. But I’m a big fan of 11 and 13.
by Scott Tallman
June 23rd, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4104

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

Been saying this for years and the reality of it is finally settling in. Pinot Gris outside of basically one place on earth just isn’t that amazing. It has a distinct ceiling to it and given its relative ease to grow, relative low acidity and relative early picking dates makes it an easy thing to m...
by Scott Tallman
June 23rd, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after

Jim Anderson wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 2:10 pm
Scott Tallman wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 11:46 am
Great notes and I need to drink my Patty Greens.

One comment though, 2011 was not a warm vintage, which is reflected in your note “more light-medium bodied than the others...”
I think he has the 2011 2013 wines switched up.
That makes sense.
by Scott Tallman
June 23rd, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: PGC Etzel Block Vertical: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 w/ blinds after

Great notes and I need to drink my Patty Greens.

One comment though, 2011 was not a warm vintage, which is reflected in your note “more light-medium bodied than the others...”
by Scott Tallman
June 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 66
Views: 2207

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

As someone who rarely liked British or west coast IPAs, I was excited to discover the style during a trip to Boston and Maine in summer 2015 (Trilium, Treehouse, Bissell Brothers) and a visit to NY in 2016 (Other Half). Took awhile after the style to take off here, but have found most PNW takes to e...
by Scott Tallman
June 19th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10212

Re: Top US Syrahs

No love for Qupe?? Just drank a 2005 Bien Nacido...up there with the best of France. Where is Tom Hill when you need him?? Good call. Predates most of those listed. Always a go-to and the Central Coast was for years one of the best buys out there. Haven't had them since the winery changed hands a f...
by Scott Tallman
June 17th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Hrmmm. Will need to check this out more; quite a few places stock Revision here.
I’ve had a few, but my experience re distribution/inventory has been similar to Bud’s. Nothing I’ve tried was a wowser beer for me, but all very solid hoppy beers.
by Scott Tallman
June 17th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The Brewers Association came by a couple of weeks ago to do some filming, and they came out with this video just in time for Fathers Day. Not sure if you’re aware, but on the most recent Beervana podcast featuring an interview with Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing (which is worth listening to as Alex ...
by Scott Tallman
June 15th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

The Brewers Association came by a couple of weeks ago to do some filming, and they came out with this video just in time for Fathers Day. Perfectly encapsulates your relationship with Lisa (as I’ve perceived it). And purely from a selfish consumer perspective - you shouldn’t have mentioned that she...
by Scott Tallman
June 15th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Sums it up. That after all that beer your a bit sideways ? neener Cheers, Bud Hah! All of them are very good, but not “highly recommended!” Liked the Crysknife more than the 3 Way this year, which will likely shock Scott :) MT Telesto is a good daily drinker, but I’d probably buy Georgetown Bodhi b...
by Scott Tallman
June 15th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: TN: Two Gems from OR (under $40 too) 16 B. House 'Cascadia' Chard - 16 Kelley Fox Momtazi Pinot

its typical of her wines for the Momtazi to be a little bit bigger than the wines from the Maresh from what I understand. all of her wines are beautiful, and in my experience even the "bigger" momtazi wines are still pretty and pure. Love her and her wines! Correct. As is Dale’s observation about t...
by Scott Tallman
June 14th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16237
Views: 399129

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Lisa will be a the Pilsner event, probably from 5 til 7. Attended the PNW Pilsner event and chatted with Lisa for a bit. She noted that she guessed most of the beers correctly in the blind line-up of 8 Pilsners (Wayfinder Terrifica, Heater Allen, Upright Engleberg, Zoiglhaus, Occidental, Chuckanut,...

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