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by James Lyon
January 19th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 48
Views: 1902

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Thanks for the post and thoughts on recent Oregon pinot vintages. I'm actively buying and backfilling all Oregon vintages, so it's always nice to read others impressions. Of the vintages from your list (2008 - 2013), my only hesitation would be 2009. I'm still holding out hope for 2008. I have about...
by James Lyon
December 4th, 2018, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Patty Green/Winebid
Replies: 34
Views: 3652

Re: PSA: Patty Green/Winebid

. . . Jim, like many others here I am big fan of your work! If you do chose to sell off the remaining 2002 PGC Hirsch I would be more than happy to take some off your hands! +1 for me and probably +5 for my wife. She's always asking "do we have any more of that Patricia Green stuff?" and I keep res...
by James Lyon
December 3rd, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: TN: 2008 Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard

Please forgive me for veering off track, but do you Oregon experts have any thoughts on when the 2008 St Innocent White Rose might be ready to drink? St. Innocent has a current ageability chart on their website. They indicate a drinking window through 2019, but some of the other 2008 single vineyar...
by James Lyon
November 24th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH 15% Off
Replies: 45
Views: 2585

Re: HDH 15% Off

Might try to pick up my wine before leaving chicGl to save on shipping, we’ll see. FYI, don't forget sales tax. I bought 3 cases from an HDH auction earlier in the summer. I knew that I would be in Chicago for the PJ shows later in the summer, so I considered picking up during my trip to Chicago. I...
by James Lyon
November 7th, 2018, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP...Jesus (Chuyin) Guillen...White Rose Estate and Guillen Family Wines Winemaker
Replies: 5
Views: 642

RIP...Jesus (Chuyin) Guillen...White Rose Estate and Guillen Family Wines Winemaker

White Rose Estate posted the following message to Instagram last night: "We regret to announce that Jesus (Chuyin) Guillen, passed away last evening after his brief battle with cancer. Friends and admirers who wish to assist his family in this difficult time can donate to a GoFundMe campaign set up ...
by James Lyon
October 31st, 2018, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 9:04 am
Mark Y wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 7:40 pm
But the issue is Austria / Germany makes such amazingly high quality Rieslings, in a variety of styles, and at such low prices. Hard to compete?
This.
Yes, I concur, but the OP asked about Oregon Riesling.
by James Lyon
October 31st, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?

So, I'm not sure if anyone is categorizing any of the producers. No fault of the OP, but I think that the thread title has elicited responses as to noteworthy Oregon Riesling producers from some folks. Heck, I even missed the ageability question from the OP's original post in my first response. Yes,...
by James Lyon
October 31st, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?

And I totally missed the last question from the OP regarding ageability of Oregon Riesling. Hopefully, Bill H. from Paetra will add to this thread, but I think that they will do well with some years. Bill makes fantastic wines and I need to order more before the end of fall shipping season. Trisaetu...
by James Lyon
October 30th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?

In addition to the others previously mentioned above, I'll recommend Brooks and Elk Cove as long time producers of Oregon Riesling. Jess Pierce who assists at Walter Scott has a new label focused on Riesling that I haven't tried yet. Full disclosure that I'm a club/mailing list member, but I've enjo...
by James Lyon
October 29th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4383

Re: Best Oregon Pinot?

Brickhouse makes the best OR gamay hands down! Maybe true of old...and no slight to Doug or his abilities. I recently consumed a few bottles from Vincent (Vincent Fritzsche) and they were excellent and on par. Belle Pente does a very nice Gamay Noir. I'm sure there are others. RT Evening Land, Walt...
by James Lyon
October 24th, 2018, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best North American sparklers?
Replies: 100
Views: 3008

Re: Best North American sparklers?

Gordon Fitz wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 7:34 am
Personally, I’m anxiously awaiting Domaine Serene’s new entry to the American sparkling market. I’m sure it’ll be really good stuff! champagne.gif
And likely more expensive than their Oregon peers.
by James Lyon
October 18th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best North American sparklers?
Replies: 100
Views: 3008

Re: Best North American sparklers?

Full disclosure because I'm a club member, but I shared a bottle of the 2011 Elk Cove Sparkling at my cousins wedding in early August. I'm not a sparkling fan, but this was outstanding with a lengthy finish of strawberries galore. Elk Cove doesn't produce a sparkling wine every year. The current vin...
by James Lyon
September 17th, 2018, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Too much Pinot?
Replies: 22
Views: 1277

Re: Too much Pinot?

I was curious, so here's a list of wineries that participated at the Feast Portland Grand Tasting per the website: 14 Hands Winery, (Prosser, WA) Alloro Vineyards, (Sherwood, OR) Anne Amie Vineyards, (Carlton, OR) Archery Summit, (Dayton, OR) Barton & Guestier, (France) Beaujolais Wines, (France) Br...
by James Lyon
September 1st, 2018, 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Portland Restaurants
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Portland Restaurants

My apologies to slowhand, but "If you want to hang out, you've gotta take her out,..." Coquine. If not the top restaurant in Portland, definitely near the top and recently named a top 100 restaurant in the US. I would also recommend Tasty n Alder for a meal. Nice bar menu and deals between lunch and...
by James Lyon
August 16th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Charleston in early August?
Replies: 20
Views: 998

Re: Charleston in early August?

We visit Charleston once or twice a year and we usually stay at the Fulton Lane Inn which is located on King Street just south of Market Street. It's conveniently located to the retail shopping on King Street, the market, and a short walk to Husk and other great restaurants. Parking can be a challen...
by James Lyon
July 12th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?
Replies: 37
Views: 1193

North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?

Sorry Todd, it's been too long ago. I was actually at Carolina Beach in May/June of 2000 (I remember watching Game 1 or 2 of the NBA Finals that Friday night from a bar in Wilmington, Lakers versus Pacers) for a deep sea fishing weekend with my office manager at the time and some other co-workers. W...
by James Lyon
July 12th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?
Replies: 37
Views: 1193

North Carolina (maybe South, too) beach rental reccs?

I worked in the Wilmington area the latter half of 2001 and I ate at a fresh seafood restaurant in Carolina Beach about the same time. I can't recall the name and I was unable to recognize anything from my google maps search of the area. It was decent. The better restaurants are in Wilmington, but I...
by James Lyon
June 14th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Oregon trip report (another one)
Replies: 23
Views: 1675

Willamette Valley Oregon trip report (another one)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and recap. That's a great itinerary. We are headed to Oregon soon and we will be visiting with most of the same folks.

If you ever want to open a bottle(s) of Oregon wine, I live in Matthews and I would be more than happy to share.

Cheers!

James
by James Lyon
May 17th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 479
Views: 38849

Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

We enjoyed a bottle of the 2007 Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir with dinner on Saturday night. The 2007 Chehalem Reserve Pinot Noir should be drinking nicely as well. Unless I'm mistaken, Ridgecrest is the source for the Reserve wine.
by James Lyon
April 30th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Itinerary Help
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Willamette Itinerary Help

Based on your current itinerary and preferences, I would offer the following suggestions. Since you are staying in Dundee and headed to Carlton on Saturday afternoon, how about Ayoub and Anderson Family on Saturday morning? Either tasting will probably be with the winemaker and Ayoub's would be at t...
by James Lyon
April 26th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?
Replies: 84
Views: 3535

Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?

Thanks will check it out..... Friday should prove to be a busy day: Tasting at Cristom before lunch, then Walter Scott, then Goodfellow followed by dinner at Thistle... Sean That's a great line-up on Friday. You probably have lunch plans, but the Blue Goat should be open in Amity. Heater Allen is j...
by James Lyon
April 23rd, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Matello Pinot Noir Souris (Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 483

TN: 2012 Matello Pinot Noir Souris (Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Not to thread drift too much from the discussion of Marcus' great wine, but I'm curious about the 2012 vintage wines in general. There are a couple of producers (Jim A. with PGC, Brian O. with BP and others) that keep updated cellar notes with drinking windows on their websites. 2012 is still a HOLD...
by James Lyon
March 21st, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?
Replies: 84
Views: 3535

Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?

Brandon R, thanks for your posts. I didn't really have a question about vineyard accommodations, but I was trying to respond to the OP, davidlowns, posts and offer a few suggestions. Durant Vineyards is another site with lodging options. I'm sure that there's more options.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Weinbau Paetra -Willamette Valley Riesling, PN, PG, ROSE.
Replies: 76
Views: 2605

Weinbau Paetra -Willamette Valley Riesling, PN, PG, ROSE.

Bill, thanks for the offers. I purchased one of each and added 2 orange and 4 Elwetritsche to round out another case. Tara and I enjoyed visiting with you last summer and we look forward to catching up with you again this summer.

James
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 40
Views: 2951

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

Thanks for the offers. Minus 2 more of the Dijon 115 packs. I would be interested in a case of the 2014 Cuvee.

James
by James Lyon
November 27th, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cyber Monday deals
Replies: 24
Views: 2633

Cyber Monday deals

Winderlea - 30% current release wines

Chehalem - a few different specials

St. Innocent - horizontal of 2014 vineyard designated Pinots

Elk Cove - a few different specials
by James Lyon
August 17th, 2017, 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Another Willamette Valley Thread - Restaurants
Replies: 22
Views: 917

Another Willamette Valley Thread - Restaurants

Jim A. hits all of the high points in the valley. I would add Recipe to his list. I'm not sure if the old Recipe has reopened, but we had a couple of great meals at the Recipe Part Deux in downtown Newberg during our recent visit. Hard to believe they were cooking from a food truck behind the restau...
by James Lyon
August 17th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brick House Visit?
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Brick House Visit?

Yeah, we've tasted at Brick House a couple of times over the years, but recently it has become a little more difficult to schedule an appointment. Due to my work schedule in the construction industry, we usually visit the week before the 4th or of the 4th which is probably our main problem with sche...
by James Lyon
March 3rd, 2017, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?
Replies: 84
Views: 3535

Oregon trip in march: what wine town to stay in?

This thread is filled with great recommendations and information. Although we stay in Newberg near the Allison Inn at a VRBO, McMinnville sounds like the best option for your original request of a central location in wine country with bars and restaurants. I'm just curious if you considered staying ...
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2017, 7:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings
Replies: 30
Views: 2462

Patricia Green Cellars Berserker Day Offerings

Jim,

Good evening and thanks for the offers. I tried to check out, but I was over the shipping compliance limit. I'll touch base with Margaret next week regarding the additional case of Berserker Cuvee. Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you in the Carolinas.

James
by James Lyon
January 24th, 2017, 5:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: BerserkerDay VIII Master Thread (Information, Details, Discussion) PLEASE READ
Replies: 135
Views: 10289

Case Sale? Berserker Day VIII

Check the Berserker Day VII thread for last years offers. This years offers will be new and unique from last year, but it might provide an idea of what to expect on Friday. Enjoy the fun on Friday.
by James Lyon
January 5th, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserker Cuvée
Replies: 117
Views: 9001

2014 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Berserker Cuvée

Although it's no longer on the PGC website, I'm guessing that it's still available. Perhaps Jim A. can confirm. I've pondered another case or two, but I haven't reached out to Margaret or Jim A. yet. Plus, I'm nearing capacity in the basement and Berserker Day looms.
by James Lyon
November 17th, 2016, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 940

TN: Oregon Pinot Noir

Loren, thanks for your notes. It always fun reading Oregon tasting notes. I'm curious about the Patty Green wine. As the fine folks at PG make several wines a vintage, the bottle could have been a few different labels. I'm thinking that most folks, including me, are assuming it's the Reserve label, ...
by James Lyon
April 29th, 2016, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Day Trip to Willamette Valley - Recommendations Needed
Replies: 34
Views: 1691

Day Trip to Willamette Valley - Recommendations Needed

I concur with all of the recommendations. I'm still not sure of your exact itinerary, but I'm assuming that your tasting at PGC is at 10 AM versus 11:30 AM. With that assumption, you can grab lunch at Red Hills Market by 11:30 AM and be at White Rose by noon. As others have mentioned, it's about 30 ...
by James Lyon
April 27th, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Day Trip to Willamette Valley - Recommendations Needed
Replies: 34
Views: 1691

Day Trip to Willamette Valley

It really depends on your itinerary. What time is your appointment at PGC and what time are you planning to arrive and depart the Valley? As others have mentioned in previous threads, the WV is spread out a little bit. Your list includes 2 wineries in Ribbon Ridge (PGC, Brick House), 2 in Eola Amity...
by James Lyon
September 2nd, 2015, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reds other than Pinot Noir in Willamette?
Replies: 37
Views: 1743

Reds other than Pinot Noir in Willamette?

Adding to others recommendations and suggestions: Elk Cove - has produced a Syrah bottling (from Southern Oregon fruit?) and a Bordeaux blend from Washington fruit in previous years. If I remember correctly a portion of proceeds from the red blend go or have gone to a non profit organization. Gamay ...
by James Lyon
March 27th, 2015, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What serious producers use all or mostly screwcap closures?
Replies: 56
Views: 2492

What serious producers use all or mostly screwcap closures?

I'll offer a few producers and I'll apologize in advance for any repeats or misguidance.

Chehalem - whites and reds including the recent Statement vintages
Elk Cove - whites and Rose
Trisaetum - Rieslings
Argyle
Roco
Maysara

James
by James Lyon
March 2nd, 2015, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Widely available cheap bright Pinot Noir?
Replies: 125
Views: 5808

Widely available cheap bright Pinot Noir?

Jim, I would be interested in 2 cases. Like others, I'm sure that I could entice a few more wine friends.

I look forward to possibly seeing you in Charlotte this week. I'm uncertain if Thursday night is a private event, but we have reservations for the Friday night dinner.

James
by James Lyon
January 25th, 2015, 8:22 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: BerserkerDay VI Master Thread
Replies: 190
Views: 15298

BerserkerDay VI Master Thread

Payment sent for subscriber status and Berserker Day preview. Thanks.
by James Lyon
January 1st, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Woodland Hills sale is on
Replies: 19
Views: 1959

PSA - Woodland Hills sale is on

I should have purchased the bottles that I wanted late last night. They removed the free shipping promotion on those particular bottles between last night and this morning.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2014, 11:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay V!!! (January 27, 2014)
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - BerserkerDay Madness
Replies: 16
Views: 1352

Vincent Wine Company - BerserkerDay Madness

If it's still available, I will take a 3 pack. Thanks.
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IV (January 27, 2013)
Topic: Finally...Patricia Green Cellars
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: Finally...Patricia Green Cellars

If you had to choose one of the offerings, which would it be? Never had Patty Green.... Hmmm, all of them of course. Great wines. If you are picking one, I would consider the vintage. The 2011's are getting great reviews, but those particular 2010's will not be available in future years. Tough choi...

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