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by Dave H.
July 17th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DavidBruce White Riesling Estate '79...(short/boring/bizarre)
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: TN: DavidBruce White Riesling Estate '79...(short/boring/bizarre)

These notes are the best thing about this very good website. [worship.gif]
by Dave H.
July 11th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits
Replies: 12
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

Popped this tonight. Wow is it tasty. Nothing to add to the above impressions but I am rationing every sip.
by Dave H.
June 25th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1663

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Did anyone on the east coast receive their wine, yet? Mine has been pending with expected departure from Elizabeth New Jersey for a week. I'm sure it's fine--just curious. Mine arrived yesterday—gave one the Pobega treatment. Sometimes Zin is a little angular for me, but to my palate LL wines smoot...
by Dave H.
June 22nd, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1663

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Did anyone on the east coast receive their wine, yet? Mine has been pending with expected departure from Elizabeth New Jersey for a week. I'm sure it's fine--just curious.
by Dave H.
June 11th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1175

Re: Sub $15 whites

Hugues Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet is king of the single digits whites imo. Widely available for about $8 where I live and an actual pleasure to drink.
by Dave H.
June 6th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday TNs: Three Chardonnays from Tissot
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Saturday TNs: Three Chardonnays from Tissot

We tasted here in Arbois over the summer and I couldn’t believe how good everything was, nor how inexpensive they were at the “cellar door” (actually a small shop) price. Sickened by my inability to bring home more than a couple.
Good to know where to source them!
by Dave H.
June 3rd, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 46
Views: 3983

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Adam Frisch wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Not quite sure yet, but if anything comes out this year, it's probably the whites - my new "secret" Milk Fed 2 and the Riesling. The reds will need until next year.
Looking forward to them.
by Dave H.
June 3rd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 46
Views: 3983

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

So what’s next on the release schedule, Adam?
by Dave H.
May 28th, 2020, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery
Replies: 67
Views: 2843

Re: Has anyone tasted wines from Trump Winery

Winery is about 15 minutes from my house but I haven't had one in a number of years. The Trump brand took over a label that had sunk a ton of money into the project and had a decent sparkling program. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a wine person/somm who would be excited about any of the wine...
by Dave H.
May 9th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6278

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Entertaining article. I truly do not know enough about Napa economics to know how everything gets sorted out and can only extrapolate via personal preference. I know Berserkers are not typical people, but I’m 40, and while dozens of my friends would tell you they loooove wine, how many are *into* wi...
by Dave H.
May 1st, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3801
Views: 378521

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Basing my guess on a very similar mystery email offer a couple of years ago—highest ratest in the world and whatnot—that turned out to be the Delille. Who knows. I asked for one.
by Dave H.
May 1st, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3801
Views: 378521

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

ChrisWolff wrote:
May 1st, 2020, 9:17 am
So what do we think the 'greatest white wine' in the world is today?
My guess is Delille Chaleur Blanc.
by Dave H.
April 29th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to look to next, cellar development
Replies: 56
Views: 2517

Re: Where to look to next, cellar development

Good advice above to dabble before you home in, but with "punch above their weight" + wine buying on a budget factors, I'd definitely do some exploration of beaujolais, where you can still dip into the top-tier for not much more than $20.
by Dave H.
April 14th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?
Replies: 107
Views: 2224

Re: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?

No shame. Also, I don’t know who’s shaming you but the beer geeks are still going nuts for top tier IPA. I get the feeling lots of IPA haters also developed their doctrine a generation ago. Many of today’s finer hoppy beers, especially those made in NEIPA style, bear almost no resemblance to the mor...
by Dave H.
March 27th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines quarantine offer - almost 50% OFF!
Replies: 50
Views: 5287

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines quarantine offer - almost 50% OFF!

Have hit the Mission and Flame Tokay so far and can offer high endorsements to both for anyone considering.
by Dave H.
March 17th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***SOLD OUT***Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 32
Views: 3191

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Agree with previous notes. Just bottled and I grabbed one right off the truck, so take that into consideration, but both reticent and very pleasant is accurate. Very little discernible oak. A half bottle held up well in the fridge for days—look forward to checking in on another in a couple of months...
by Dave H.
March 12th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 46
Views: 3983

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Have the mission open right now. You guys won’t be disappointed.
Elegant and fairly light weight. Reminds me a bit of a Sandlands Trousseau.
No rough edges. Nothing funky. Fine wine.
And yes, let me pile on with the praise of these gorgeous *looking* bottles.
by Dave H.
February 27th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Winery Suggestions - Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Winery Suggestions - Chablis, Cote de Beaune, Beaujolais

Spent an extremely hot night in Beaujolais this summer. It was like 103 outside so plans for hiking and picnicking pretty well went by the wayside. That said, a tasting at Château Thivin was a highlight of our week in France. Something like $12 euro a person to taste through a wide range of stuff th...
by Dave H.
February 21st, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B-SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B

Fair enough. Reduced to $525.
by Dave H.
February 20th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B-SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Lot B-SOLD

I have a bottle of this that I'd like to turn into cash to turn into wine. $525. I'll ship to you after payment assuming there's no thirsty buyer in Central Virginia trying to meet me.
by Dave H.
February 11th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay
Replies: 31
Views: 2555

Re: Save The Date: 2018 Rivers-Marie Chardonnay

Logistical question for Will or someone. Will these be minimum 4 bottle order like the Pinot? I have a four pack of Pinot ordered last month and would like to add a couple of chards for a tidy 6 pack, but that may not be permissible. The wines look awesome but not sure if the budget can handle any m...
by Dave H.
February 6th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 12636

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

JeremyMullman wrote:
February 6th, 2020, 3:43 pm
What style is the Sauv Blanc?
Creamy tropical fruits typically. Californian. There’s a few different iterations and they all are very good.
by Dave H.
February 5th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco
Replies: 44
Views: 2512

Re: Terrien Wines - dynamic pricing and 50% disco

Popped a bottle of this tonight, which I bought on preview day for a ludicrously small sum. It's really, really good. Nice touch of oak, medium bodied, suggestions of lime and pineapple and a long finish. Thrilled with it.
by Dave H.
February 4th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passive wine cellar in Virginia?
Replies: 49
Views: 2315

Re: Passive wine cellar in Virginia?

I'm in Central Virginia with a subterranean passive cellar. Maybe one day I will wall it off and cool it, but for now it's the corner of the utility room and it seems to work fine. I haven't tested the temp, but it's definitely cooler than our living areas year round. I think you'll be fine--these b...
by Dave H.
February 2nd, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 9462

Re: Grassl Glassware

Just communicated with Chris to get 3 replacement Liberte stems that I managed to break over the past year - not sure aluminum stems would have survived what I did to these. Simple and easy. When you factor in the great BD pricing along with the WB $10 replacement fee for broken stems, this is one ...
by Dave H.
February 1st, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 170
Views: 9462

Re: Grassl Glassware

Received my two 1855s last night. Love the shape. As others have commented, they are crazy light! These are my first "expensive" wine glasses, and I never thought I'd spend more than $10 on a wine glass, but here we are, and these are great. Maiden voyage was a Sandlands 2015 Trousseau. (Very good w...
by Dave H.
January 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9300

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

2 grassl glasses
Some mostly French Balanced Wine stuff
Longplay
Fogarty
Terrien
Sabelli-Frisch
Windy Oaks
Left some old favorites on the table but excited to try some new stuff at great prices. A great day, as usual.
by Dave H.
January 27th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Siun o'Connell wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Hey Bill ....

Do you still have some 2014? definitely interested!
+1. Delicious stuff.
by Dave H.
January 26th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!
Replies: 25
Views: 1585

Re: Longplay Wine - Oregon Pinot noir, pinot noir, pinot noir, some Chardonnay and a winemaker SMACKDOWN!

Order in for the Hi-Tone pack. Have been buying Longplay wines off and on since visiting Newberg about 8 years ago, and they ALWAYS way over-deliver for their price point. Buy with confidence, as they say.
by Dave H.
January 25th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 157
Views: 9842

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

No idea, but I received the offer on 2/6 last year.
by Dave H.
January 23rd, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Yellowstone
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

Yellowstone

Dining at the Lake Lodge dining room in Yellowstone NP a couple of times this spring, and they have quoted me $12 a bottle corkage. Surprisingly okay wine list but nothing beats hauling something from home.
by Dave H.
January 23rd, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area

Pardon the intrusion, but I'd like to piggyback on this thread to solicit tasting recommendations as well. In June (unfortunately right after Mythos Mosel), my family and I are staying for 3 nights at Schloss Lieser, 5 min outside of Bernkastel. As an occasional drinker of Mosel riesling, and a big...
by Dave H.
January 20th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 550
Views: 45283

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Had a Longplay 2015 Jory Bench Reserve Pinot Noir this weekend. More new oak than usual for a Longplay wine, but the Pinot from a ripe year could could take it. Extremely tasty bottle of Oregon Pinot that has previously shown up with great pricing on BD.
by Dave H.
January 20th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area

kmason wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 1:57 pm
The Pruem Guesthouse is very nice. Right on the river. Also only 3 or 4 doors down from JJ Pruem. Also a short walk down Ufferallee is Weingut Kerpen.
Thanks! I’m booked there. Welcome any other advice on nice tasting stops in the region.
by Dave H.
January 6th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area

I'd suggest first figuring out where in the Mosel area you want to go, then find a place to stay near that. Driving is very slow, from lower Mosel to Trier is 3 or 4 hrs IIRC. Tough call, but it looks like Bernkastel is as "central" a place to stay as any, with many good wineries in the general vic...
by Dave H.
January 5th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area

Russell Faulkner wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 11:58 am
Also the Zeltinger Hof
Plan to make a reservation here. Thanks!
by Dave H.
January 3rd, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Re: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area

M.Kaplan wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
I like the Weinromantikhotel Richtershof, 4 miles outside Bernkastel-Kues.
Thanks! Also found a B&B owned by Prum just north of Bernkastel that looks like it may fit the bill nicely.
by Dave H.
January 2nd, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area
Replies: 19
Views: 1934

Where to stay in Mosel River Valley area

Hi, I've got a trip coming up to Germany and Alsace in October. I have a couple of days planned in the Mosel Valley. My primary interests are wine, food and hiking around in a beautiful landscape. I will have a car. How is Cochem for a home base? The chatter online is that it is either perfectly sit...
by Dave H.
January 2nd, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 118
Views: 11346

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

Had the first of my six pack--an orange muscat. Really delicious wine. Hugely floral, maybe a touch of sweetness, but perfect with spicy asian food and a real crowd-pleaser.
by Dave H.
December 26th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1884

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Franchere For Heavens Sake Don’t Move Here 2018. Skin fermented Pinot Gris and Gruner. Picked up on a whim from an online retailer for about $20 because I’m always up for trying weird Oregon. It’s weird! Full of sediment, it has a “natural” cidery nose to it, but the actual wine pleasant, tasting li...
by Dave H.
December 22nd, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6761

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

The base 2018 jacquere from domaine l’idylle—all of $10 ish—was incredible for the money.
by Dave H.
December 18th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2220

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

Piling on, but after years of basically receiving wine year round without incident, this December has been the first I’ve had boxes just “stuck”—in this case also the Chicago suburbs. Contacted the shipper and he said FedEx deemed it lost, and he would resend. Wine showed up 5 days later than origin...
by Dave H.
December 15th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Virginia Skin-Contact Whites...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: TN: Two Virginia Skin-Contact Whites...(short/boring)

That orange Viognier is as enjoyable a bottle of Virginia wine as I’ve ever had.
I’ll have to keep my eyes out for the rkats!
by Dave H.
December 5th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

Re: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results

Also like the Wind Gap neb. I have bought a bunch of wind gap at the clearance prices in recent months and the 2006 Nebbiolo is the best bottle I’ve had.
Have a few 2011 arriving sometime soon, too. Good wine!
by Dave H.
December 4th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3801
Views: 378521

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

joeduncan wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Any thoughts on the Sonoma Pinot Noir mystery today?
No clue. I received a mystery 2018 Wilde Farm Pinot that was similarly described in a recent order, and there’s nothing that says it hasn’t been offered before. But it could be tons of stuff.
by Dave H.
November 29th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7939

Re: Black Friday Deals

I took advantage of the 30% off balanced wine offer currently in commerce corner.
by Dave H.
November 17th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 92
Views: 6315

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Spent half a day in Los Olivos on wednesday and made it to Liquid Farm, Stolpman, Solminer and Beckman. (Lots of places closed mid-week, unfortunately.) Nice experiences with exceptional hospitality and good to very good wine at each place, although almost none that I decided I had to buy for future...
by Dave H.
November 3rd, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 118
Views: 10455

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Opened a bottle of the vin gris tuile—the “brick wine” aged in glass vessels in the California sun. Back of the label warns that it has nutty, curry notes. I Was going for weird when I bought it, but oof. Quite unpleasant. Good luck finishing a bottle. [truce.gif] I sat next to Randall when he pour...

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