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by James Lyon
April 15th, 2021, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Club Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 891

Re: Wine Club Recommendations?

I am a club member or mailing list member at several Oregon wineries. There are a very select few that will let you customize your order. As previously mentioned, Patricia Green Cellars is one and the others would include Crowley and Goodfellow. PGC and Goodfellow offer a 20% discount with discounte...
by James Lyon
April 1st, 2021, 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 46
Views: 4134

Re: Charleston, SC recs

Kirk, I'm glad that you enjoyed 167Raw. We visit Chucktown about 2-3 times a year and 167Raw is a required visit every time. We stay at the Fulton Lane Inn which is next door to 167Raw, so it's too convenient. Actually, headed down tomorrow morning for the holiday weekend. The lineup includes Leon's...
by James Lyon
March 31st, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12950
Views: 535672

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Patricia Green Cellars Berserkers' Cuvee 2014. A reliable PN; part of a half-case purchase. And a shout-out to Jim Anderson of PG who graciously sent wine for tasting notes posted (virtual tasting for charity) a few months ago. Cheers! I still have a few bottles of this and I agree, it has been a g...
by James Lyon
March 24th, 2021, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Death to Justin Neufeld
Replies: 7
Views: 1160

Re: Death to Justin Neufeld

If I'm not mistaken, I think that Justin discussed this in the recent Berserker Day thread or another recent thread...
by James Lyon
March 23rd, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Draper Clone Chard in OR...
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Draper Clone Chard....

A couple thoughts: There is a big difference between a clone and a selection. Yes, I thought that was covered in the POP article or generally understood. And I was hoping that you would see this thread. I've always enjoyed your thoughts and our limited conversations about Oregon wines, especially C...
by James Lyon
March 23rd, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Draper Clone Chard in OR...
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Re: Draper Clone Chard....

Tom, hopefully some of the wonderful Oregon producers on the board will provide some pertinent information, but please see the following link for a deeper dive about Chardonnay in Oregon via the Prince of Pinot: https://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1821/ Also, it was David Lett with The Eyrie Viney...
by James Lyon
March 18th, 2021, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1056
Views: 120085

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

If I remember correctly OG70 was a series of 4 different 2019 Oregon Pinot Noir Single Vineyard blends. I wouldn't touch any of the wines until 2024 at the earliest.
by James Lyon
March 17th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?
Replies: 22
Views: 1560

Re: How Do You Guys Get Your Rare Bourbon?

As others have noted, relationships go a long way, but what is your definition of rare bourbon? I've never seen a bottle of any Pappy or BTAC at any retail store, ABC, etc. If Pappy or BTAC is your definition of rare bourbon, your options will be limited to relationships, lotteries and the secondary...
by James Lyon
March 16th, 2021, 11:17 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 46
Views: 4134

Re: Charleston, SC recs

Kirk, I have never been to Renzo's or Wine and Co., so I can't offer much intel on those specific spots. 167raw, FIG and Leon's are great. Not knowing your schedule, I will offer that 167raw is closed on most Sunday's, so plan or double check accordingly. We last visited Charleston the first weekend...
by James Lyon
March 16th, 2021, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Patricia Green
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: 2019 Patricia Green

As Wooderson might offer, patience, there's a new fiesta in the making as we speak... It's almost spring, so there's plenty of time for a newsletter. The 2019 PGC Futures were covered in the 2020 Spring Newsletter available on the PGC website. Also, check for the 2019 PGC Futures videos on youtube. ...
by James Lyon
March 10th, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Places to sell Four Roses 2013 Secretariat
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Places to sell Four Roses 2013 Secretariat

Bottle Blue Book has contact information for brokers. Market value is $215-245. I would suggest finding a local enthusiast who might be willing to pay a fair price or send the bottles to HDH because everything goes above high estimate on their spirits auctions. There's not really a super premium fo...
by James Lyon
March 9th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Places to sell Four Roses 2013 Secretariat
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Places to sell Four Roses 2013 Secretariat

Bottle Blue Book has contact information for brokers. Market value is $215-245. I would suggest finding a local enthusiast who might be willing to pay a fair price or send the bottles to HDH because everything goes above high estimate on their spirits auctions. There's not really a super premium fo...
by James Lyon
March 9th, 2021, 9:22 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Places to sell Four Roses 2013 Secretariat
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Places to sell Four Roses 2013 Secretariat

Bottle Blue Book has contact information for brokers. Market value is $215-245. I would suggest finding a local enthusiast who might be willing to pay a fair price or send the bottles to HDH because everything goes above high estimate on their spirits auctions. There's not really a super premium for...
by James Lyon
March 3rd, 2021, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 146
Views: 9443

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

Why is John Thomas not mentioned? His wines are somewhat cult-y. Past vintages are very expensive if you can find them. I’ve been working on his 2018 for a few nights, and I’d really appreciate some context. Brady, I wouldn't fret over the exclusion of John Thomas on any particular winemaker list. ...
by James Lyon
March 1st, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7117
Views: 655997

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

Perhaps Ray Walker will join the thread next...
by James Lyon
February 26th, 2021, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9318
Views: 733020

Re: de Negoce offer

Toby P wrote: February 26th, 2021, 3:00 pm Pretty sure Seven Hills was #90 and 92, and doesn't seem to fit all the other offers 83-89
Wait, I was promised that #92 was Andrew Will. Just joking...

I have no idea about #86, but it is tempting.
by James Lyon
February 25th, 2021, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvee J Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: TN: 2008 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvee J Oregon

Thanks for the note. We opened a 2017 Cuvee J at some point before the holidays last year. Young and tight and really no development with the leftovers a few days later. I should have decanted it, but it was a last second decision. I would guess that the 2017 will be at its best in 15-20+ years. For...
by James Lyon
February 23rd, 2021, 7:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 300
Views: 41030

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Yeah, nothing here. I had enough points for Grand Reserve, but I don't think that it included my 2019 futures. I tried calling over the holidays, but could never get someone to answer. Next year. Hahaha.
by James Lyon
February 18th, 2021, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 50
Views: 3293

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Nice notes on the Sokol Blosser and a steal for the locals. For the non locals, 2017 Lemelson Thea's Select Pinot is available from wine.com with all of the kickers for $12 shipped plus tax. For a newbie, what are the kickers? It looks like it is $29.99. Sorry, it also depends on your location. It'...
by James Lyon
February 18th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 50
Views: 3293

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Nice notes on the Sokol Blosser and a steal for the locals.

For the non locals, 2017 Lemelson Thea's Select Pinot is available from wine.com with all of the kickers for $12 shipped plus tax.
by James Lyon
February 13th, 2021, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Patricia Green Cellars are you drinking?
Replies: 26
Views: 2030

Re: What Patricia Green Cellars are you drinking?

We opened a 2002 Patricia Green Anden Pinot on January 31 and I finished the last tastes Thursday night and last night. The wine was wonderful even after being open and recorked for 2 weeks. Black cherry with secondary characteristics and no sign of decline. I had spotted this particular bottle beca...
by James Lyon
February 13th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Westrey Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: TN: 1994 Westrey Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Westrey has a similar deal on the 2013 Oracle on their website. Unfortunately, the website is not secure. I would like to support them, but I've never had any luck with the email address and phone number on the website.
by James Lyon
February 13th, 2021, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH
Replies: 56
Views: 4006

Re: Took Todd French out to celebrate the record breaking Bersekerday and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT I SURPRISED HIM WITH

Congrats, well deserved, and kudos to the businesses spearheaded by Chuck Daley Fu for the thoughtful gifts.

Did someone say something about an Oregon Berserkerfest...
by James Lyon
February 11th, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Beaux Freres BF Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: 1999 Beaux Freres BF Vineyard

I would have no issues buying a case of well stored 1999 BF BF Pinot, but I guess that I've had good fortune with 1999 Oregon Pinots. 1999 Torii Mor Balcombe Pinot was fantastic last Friday night and I'm glad that I have a few more bottles. Full disclosure, I enjoy the characteristics of aged Pinot....
by James Lyon
February 11th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanks, all. Scotch obtained (Orlando help - for scotch)
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Orlando help - for scotch

I'm not sure about spirits, but wine and beer are searchable on Total Wine's website by store.
by James Lyon
February 11th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Beaux Freres BF Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: 1999 Beaux Freres BF Vineyard

Sure, I still have a few bottles of 1999 BF BF Pinot and other releases from BF.

I know, I know. Just playing along...
by James Lyon
February 11th, 2021, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Beaux Freres BF Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 639

Re: 1999 Beaux Freres BF Vineyard

Sure, I had some notes on here from a Beaux Freres tasting in October 2020 where I contributed a 1999 BF BF Pinot and 2006 BF BF Pinot to a horizontal of 2009 BF WV, BF BF and BF UT Pinots. They were all very young even after being open for 4-5 hours before the tasting and throughout the night. If I...
by James Lyon
February 8th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Westrey Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: TN: 1994 Westrey Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Marcus, that's a wonderful note and thanks for sharing. I'm unfamiliar with the La Canterra vineyard. Is it still around or has it been renamed? The other vineyard sources aren't too shabby. Another bottle of 1999 Torii Mor Balcombe was rocking this weekend. Sshhh! Nothing to see here folks. Move al...
by James Lyon
February 6th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Estate Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2014 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Estate Reserve

When in doubt regarding Oregon drinking windows, I would highly recommend checking the notes provided on the PGC, Belle Pente, St. Innocent and Goodfellow websites unless one has multiple bottles. 2014 BP ER is a drink/hold, but I would tend to give that bottle a few more years. The 2010 BP ER is a ...
by James Lyon
February 3rd, 2021, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't we talk about Big Table Farm more?
Replies: 32
Views: 2658

Re: Why don't we talk about Big Table Farm more?

The 2018 Wild Bee is a crazy value, btw. Yes, we enjoyed a bottle of the 2018 BTF Wild Bee Chardonnay a couple of weeks ago and it was excellent. Actually, all of the usual suspects from Oregon produced wonderful and wide open entry level 2018 Willamette Valley Chardonnays. I keep going back and fo...
by James Lyon
February 3rd, 2021, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 50
Views: 3293

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Yeah, I would not be concerned with the Sokol Blosser offer. I had a case at check out, but decided after BD and some other interesting Oregon offers on the table, that I would pass. Definitely a steal for the locals. It took some emails, but the Qupe deal ended up in my favor. 1 case of 2018 Qupe C...
by James Lyon
February 3rd, 2021, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't we talk about Big Table Farm more?
Replies: 32
Views: 2658

Re: Why don't we talk about Big Table Farm more?

Yes, as J. Webber indicates BTF participated in Berserker Day a long time ago. If I remember correctly, it was a very small quantity offer of a sampler pack. Check the archives. Yes, BTF makes wonderful wines and a visit to the farm is always a treat. I have a picture with the world famous Goatio so...
by James Lyon
January 28th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!

The trick in 1995 in Oregon was avoiding the rot. After 1994's critical acclaim for ripe, robust wines, there were many who decided to wait out the rains that came in early October. The gamble didn't pay off for many and the vintage got widely panned as rot-ridden and dilute. Many wineries dealt wi...
by James Lyon
January 28th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 252
Views: 21152

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

I know that the requirements or specifics of teeny tiny were debated earlier in the thread, but if Cameron is on the list, Thomas should most definitely be on the list. That's not a negative comment about Cameron. I'm just saying that Thomas is 400-600 cases per year. I would imagine that Cameron is...
by James Lyon
January 28th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!

Excellent note. We enjoyed a magnum of 1999 St. Innocent Brickhouse Pinot Noir for my SO's bday dinner with friends pre pandemic about a year ago. Wonderful wines.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 8:47 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 9398

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Too much and perhaps more if some offers are extended...
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 240
Views: 12451

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Marcus, please add a Mike Evans and James Lyon to my request from yesterday. I can follow up with an email as necessary.

Thanks for the great offers and we look forward to seeing you this summer.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 252
Views: 21152

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Yeah, looks like JT, but the smallest winery of the teeny tiny isn't on the list. Or I keep skipping over Thomas Winery.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 240
Views: 12451

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Dang, my namesake offer is getting crushed by the Stotter. At this pace, I'll need to add 50 James Lyon's to my request from yesterday.

Wonderful wines across the board. I'll be in touch.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 1:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers
Replies: 56
Views: 2907

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD12 Offers

Always enjoy Bill's wines. Order in and look forward to catching up this summer.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3474

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Wonderful wines and I'm tempted to order more.

We look forward to catching up this summer.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 12:17 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Suzor Wines | ''Oregon Pinot Noir at its precision-balanced, Burgundy-inspired best.''
Replies: 84
Views: 4030

Re: Suzor Wines | ''Oregon Pinot Noir at its precision-balanced, Burgundy-inspired best.''

I posted in the Newbie thread a few days ago, but we opened a 2014 Suzor Tower on Friday night in advance of BD12. It was still very lively and youthful. Finished the bottle on Monday night with similar impressions. I did perceive some spicy notes on Friday that I usually associate with Pommard. Tha...
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Violin Wine Pinot noir and Chardonnay Offers
Replies: 46
Views: 1737

Re: Violin Wine Pinot noir and Chardonnay Offers

Yeah, great offer per Jeff W. Missed visiting Oregon last year, so how about a Big Mix? Hope all is well.

James
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 240
Views: 12451

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Rich K0rz€nk0 wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:36 am Made my call here, went Stotter package. I have only 2 of GF wines (BD Cuvee PN and WR), this will give me the tour.

Email sent.
I know a guy in the Charlotte Metro area that has a few bottles of Goodfellow and perhaps a Matello or two.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2021, 6:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49262

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

NestorJohnSalazar wrote: January 27th, 2021, 6:37 am so um... Noob here.

where do the new offers get posted? and what time?
Patience. There's a new fiesta in the making as we speak. It's out at the Moon Tower, full kegs, everybody's going to be there, you ought to go.
by James Lyon
January 26th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 240
Views: 12451

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

I'll take a Scott Tallman and a case of the 2019 Berserker Cuvee Chardonnay for starters. Thanks for the shout out.

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