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by James Lyon
March 22nd, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition
Replies: 57
Views: 4215

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2019 Edition

To avoid creating a separate thread, I'll post the following PSA. The Wine Library has a great deal on the 2013 Scott Paul La Paulee Pinot Noir.

James
by James Lyon
March 12th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sotheby's 'Transcendent' Auction
Replies: 34
Views: 2008

Re: Sotheby's 'Transcendent' Auction

According to the catalog, the "Transcendent" collector is a relatively young, fifth-generation real estate investor who also collects homes, cars and boats and is present at large wine events. He readjusts his cellar periodically, selling 10,000 bottles every ten years or so (how young can he be?)....
by James Lyon
March 10th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Tom Seaver & Seaver Vineyards & Thomas Rivers Brown

Seaver's still at #18 for wins. It doesn't look like anyone else is gonna get anywhere close to 300 wins in the next decade or more. https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/W_career.shtml . I have my doubts that anyone gets to 300 career wins again due to five man rotations, metrics, innings res...
by James Lyon
March 7th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Patricia Green and Jim at it again !!
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Re: PSA Patricia Green and Jim at it again !!

SOLD OUT! Wow James sorry to hear that . Hoping you were able to snag 6 but I suspect not. I saw the email 10 minutes after it was sent grabbed my case.without a thought. Then immediately posted here thinking maybe a half dozen or more folks could jump. Since they only had 25 cases, only 50 folks m...
by James Lyon
March 1st, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1430

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

Willamette Valley: Cameron Dundee Hills Twill Haden Fig Walter Scott Vincent Lumos Grochau Cellars Great list and I'll add a few: Crowley Four Winds and Willamette Valley Brick House Ayoub Eyrie Estate Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills and of course Goodfellow Durant and Richard's Cuvee previously men...
by James Lyon
February 13th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: George Stagg (reduced)
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: George Stagg

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 6:20 am
It’s 124.8 proof, and is often over 140, so perhaps that’s deflating prices.
True, a majority of Stagg releases have been over 138 proof. 2017 and 2018 were both under 130 proof. It's one of the best bourbons every year regardless of proof or bottle counts.
by James Lyon
February 13th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: George Stagg (reduced)
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: George Stagg

Jon Chan wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 11:32 am
Was the 2018 release "bad"?
No, the bottle counts for Stagg were quite a bit higher in 2017 and 2018 than previous years. I haven't tried the 2018, but Stagg is typically a favorite of mine.
by James Lyon
February 6th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 3717

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

And I agree with others. There are plenty of worthwhile sub $30 Oregon Pinot and Chardonnay. If based in Raleigh, the podcaster should have plenty of quality sub $30 Oregon options at her disposal. If I remember the stat correctly, the state of NC is like the 4th or 5th largest consumer of Oregon Pi...
by James Lyon
February 6th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 3717

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Not so much these days. Especially since we re-started making Chardonnay (and you told me that if you pick when you think the fruit is ripe then you have waited too long) I have re-thought Pinot picking dates. I think I picked my first Pinot in 2018 before just about anyone (September 10th) and I c...
by James Lyon
February 5th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2355

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

Yeah, I would have predicted that the St. Innocent would be the WOTN. Granted, I don't have much experience with California Pinot, but I had another vintage of the St. Innocent Temperance Hill Pinot a few years ago and it was fantastic. It may have been the 2011, but it transformed in the matter of ...
by James Lyon
February 4th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 528

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

So, what is your itinerary? Are you in Dundee for the day or multiple days? Based on your inquiry it sounds like you want information on wineries/tasting rooms to visit in Dundee. I have enjoyed visits at the following in Dundee: Arterberry Maresh - the red barn is only open Friday through Sunday (c...
by James Lyon
February 1st, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 67
Views: 3327

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Josh Grossman wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 9:05 am
Planning to open a 2003 Patricia Green Bonshaw tonight with duck and morels. I have a back-up ready to go.
And how was the 2003 PGC Bonshaw? I have a few bottles and probably from the same source.

Edit to note that Jim A. beat me to it. Great minds think alike?
by James Lyon
January 30th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7367

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

11 cases. I pondered a few additional purchases (Vincent, IOTA, Longplay, Franny Beck, etc.), but I decided to keep my powder dry for future purchases including Vincent's February 2019 mailing list offer (great wines and all around great person). Plus, I have exceeded my storage space options. And I...
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 99
Views: 2358

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Bill, Thanks for the offers. I would like to request the following: Offer 1 - 2 Ea Offer 2 - 2 Ea Offer 3 - 2 Ea I tried checking out, but I’m at the gym without access to my cards. Thanks. James Thanks my man! I'll leave it open for you. Come visit soon! Bill Bill, Thanks. Can you send an invoice ...
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 99
Views: 2358

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Bill,

Thanks for the offers. I would like to request the following:

Offer 1 - 2 Ea
Offer 2 - 2 Ea
Offer 3 - 2 Ea

I tried checking out, but I’m at the gym without access to my cards. Thanks.

James
by James Lyon
January 27th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 55
Views: 2247

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Email sent. Thanks for the offers. The 2015 Heritage No. 4 Whistling Ridge remains one of my favorite wines from recent Oregon visits, so I'm excited to try the 2016 Heritage #7 and #8 and the 2017 Berserker Cuvee.

James
by James Lyon
January 19th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 67
Views: 3327

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: 3722

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: 741

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: 2678

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: 674

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 523

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: 4664

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: 3218

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: 3218

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: 1310

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: 298

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: 1020

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: 1227

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: 1227

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: 1786

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: 39121

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: 431

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: 3637

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: 493

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: 3637

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: 2704

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: 3067

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: 2646

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: 940

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: 1285

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: 3637

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: 2476

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

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