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by Scott E.
February 16th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14036

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Had to go back and edit my purchases to get it back to just 2 cases. Sorry to hear no Judge Family Sauv Blanc but those grapes should make a great addition to the Sonoma Valley SB. Yeah, I was bummed out about no Judge S-B this year too. The Judge seemed a little more rounded out, maybe even tropic...
by Scott E.
February 8th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??
Replies: 55
Views: 2251

Re: What are the wines you try to buy in 375ml??

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 8th, 2021, 7:34 pm Champagne is good in half bottles. Sometimes you just want a little more to drink at the end of the night.
++1 Most times, one glass of bubbles is perfect for the wife and I. Not so with the major reds and whites. Cheers! champagne.gif
by Scott E.
February 8th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock OldHillRanch Heritage '19....(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: TN: Bedrock OldHillRanch Heritage '19....(short/boring)

As a "heritage" wine, is it a field blend of some sorts?
by Scott E.
February 8th, 2021, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delmas Release
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Delmas Release

I liked the wine, but not the six bottle minimum. I sure don't see the Rocks funk as a "flaw" either. Another winery that dials back on the funk is II Vintners. Cheers!
by Scott E.
February 7th, 2021, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Medlock Ames Snakepit Red Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 123

TN: 2013 Medlock Ames Snakepit Red Wine

72% Merlot and 28% Cab - from Alexander Valley. Not super complex but enough to be interesting - black cherry and cassis. Some fine grained tannins fan out on the finish letting the flavors linger. Good balance and concentration. A very tasty wine with a NY strip. Cheers!
by Scott E.
February 1st, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab cellar management 2012-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: Cali Cab cellar management 2012-2018

I came very close to holding my 2013 Cabs and Syrah, but ultimately did not. I've already consumed about 40% of my 2013's (the 2012's are long gone), so I don't think I'm going to make the switch now. I think my reasoning was that there was so much structure there (2013's) that it might never soften...
by Scott E.
January 31st, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 5829

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

If true, I'm glad they allowed some/more wishing this time around. I was able to wish 3 bottles of Booker which was unexpected since I'm just in my second year on the list. What was a little strange though was only being allocated 2 bottles of JBV when I had been buying 3 bottles of everything durin...
by Scott E.
January 26th, 2021, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne 2019 spring release thoughts and other
Replies: 25
Views: 2773

Re: Kosta Browne 2019 spring release thoughts and other

I'm down to about 3-4 bottles of KB a year now. But usually when I open one, we enjoy it. I've dropped the SVDs entirely -- I was never entirely sure I actually liked those more than the appellation wines, and the pricing is just out of my range now. +1 Bought a 6er this year - probably for the las...
by Scott E.
January 24th, 2021, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Tn: 2014 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

I know KB is not a real popular producer here so I'll be brief... Needed several hours of air to unfurl. Extreme depth of fruit along with excellent balance. A little bit of savory goodness and spice too. I enjoyed this more than the SLH's bottling. Wonder what the pricing will be on these appellati...
by Scott E.
January 24th, 2021, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127727

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Has anyone opened a 13 Rossi Ranch Grenache lately? I pulled it from the cellar for tonight but it's my last one. *Edit. I was also eyeing a 13 Montafi zin. Carlisle website say drink through 2021 but recent CT reviews indicate it has plenty of room to grow (which would have been my thought given p...
by Scott E.
January 22nd, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Buying Premium Bourbon
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Buying Premium Bourbon

Pretty bummed that the "good stuff" is so hard to acquire these days! I live in a relatively low population state, so we don't seem to get allocated much of the premium bottles locally anymore - although I imagine there is a small stash in most store manager's office... If I was to make a ...
by Scott E.
January 22nd, 2021, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Exposition Series
Replies: 15
Views: 1148

Re: Bedrock Exposition Series

We consumed the 2012 set last year and we opened the 2013 #1 during the holidays. The 2012's were singing with a couple hours of air. The 2013 was very tight and only loosened up after about 4 hours of air. In my opinion, the 2012's should be fine with a little air, but hold the 2013's for a couple ...
by Scott E.
January 21st, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Port tongs recos needed
Replies: 17
Views: 831

Re: Port tongs recos needed

Actually, I really like the pageantry of opening Port with tongs. It's likened to sabering a bottle of champagne IMHO. It`s also a clean way to go if done properly. I've done it a number of times and its fun and easy. Yes, I use a Durand often and it would be s secure means of removing especially o...
by Scott E.
January 20th, 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 26
Views: 2936

Re: Williams Selyem Spring 2020 Release

Since I'm on a budget, I have to pass on the Spring offering, but will definitely buy several off of the Fall offering. Seems like the appellation wines are very good in a very good vintage. Would love to grab a bunch off of both Spring and Fall... Oh yeah, lover Bucher! Cheers!
by Scott E.
January 20th, 2021, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ceritas Pinot Noir Senna (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: TN: 2018 Ceritas Pinot Noir Senna (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

I tried a couple of Ceritas based on the hype from this board, but I agree with the OP that it seemed muted with little upfront fruit, so I didn't repurchase. It was a well made wine, just not my cup of tea. Cheers!
by Scott E.
January 17th, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring 2021
Replies: 55
Views: 5829

Re: Saxum Spring 2021

markjchambers wrote: January 15th, 2021, 9:10 am

Also, I wonder how often people get wish list wines? The last time I got anything from wishing was in 2016.
I hope that is not the case, I was only allocated 2 JBV's and also wished for several Booker. [cry.gif]
by Scott E.
January 15th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127727

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Can anyone give a POV on style similarities/differences between this and Bedrock and recommendations for a first time buyer? I’m a long time purchaser of Bedrock (love all Sonoma heritage zins), but excitedly dipping my toe in here and wondering which Carlisle offerings are staples/must try’s. Use ...
by Scott E.
January 15th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127727

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Can anyone give a POV on style similarities/differences between this and Bedrock and recommendations for a first time buyer? I’m a long time purchaser of Bedrock (love all Sonoma heritage zins), but excitedly dipping my toe in here and wondering which Carlisle offerings are staples/must try’s. Welc...
by Scott E.
January 13th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State
Replies: 43
Views: 3156

Re: K&L No Longer Shipping to Washington State

It was always weird to me that they only shipped via GSO/GLS and not FedEx, UPS etc but I never minded as I've always had good experiences with GSO (I'm in the minority there, I know). I guess it wasn't worth the hassle to them anymore. Must be an economic/business issue since they quit shipping to...
by Scott E.
January 12th, 2021, 1:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240010

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I'm a big fan of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel. Does anyone have any info on where the sweet spots are in the Wild Turkey warehouses? In general, where do sweet spots normally occur? What is the normal layout of one of their aging warehouses (#rows high, #barrels deep, #barrels long)? Th...
by Scott E.
January 11th, 2021, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9193

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Not long. Saxum, Carlisle and Sojourn coming in quick succession starting this week. Cheers!
by Scott E.
January 11th, 2021, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: TN: 2012 Gramercy Cellars Syrah "Lagniappe" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

We popped the 2013 this last weekend. Gave it four hours of air, but it was still not very giving. If the 2013's in WA are anything like the 2013's from CA, I wonder if the structure will ever break down. We will see how The Deuce is doing sometime in the next couple of months. Cheers!
by Scott E.
January 7th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Variation
Replies: 25
Views: 1166

Re: Bottle Variation

Some good and reasonable responses above, but regarding blending and bottling nuances, couldn't you expect to experience uniformity for a case of wine where the bottles probably came off of the line one after another (assuming consumption within a relatively short period of time)? I don't know if I ...
by Scott E.
December 30th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 2584

Re: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?

I can't really say, but I know that I have really liked every Chard that had a green hue. I tend to like Chard's that veer towards the tropical side, so maybe ripeness is at least part of the equation. I do like balance though, so most of these were not overly acidic. Interested to hear some more th...
by Scott E.
December 27th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3159
Views: 217961

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

We also opened one of these with Christmas dinner. The Bedrock more than held its own along side a couple of Schrader LPV's. The flavors really pop on these Exposition #1's - always a treat. The nose is exotic and there is an amazing depth of flavors all the way through the extended finish. We caugh...
by Scott E.
December 12th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Foxen - Blk 43 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 275

TN: 2014 Foxen - Blk 43 Bien Nacido Vineyard Pinot Noir

I like to smoke salmon this time of year and a good Pinot is such a great match. This wine has an exotic side to it. Nose is very complex with raspberry-tinged strawberry/rhubarb fruit lifted by a distinct menthol/minty nuttiness. Palate carries a medium body that follows the nose, except notes of o...
by Scott E.
November 30th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do world-class California Rieslings exist?
Replies: 106
Views: 4676

Re: Do world-class California Rieslings exist?

The 2015 Arista Vonaburg (Anderson Valley) we had on Turkey Day was a very nice wine. Spicy pear, petrol, wet stone, nice finishing acidity.

Not CA, but I'm still sitting on a couple of 2012 Januik Bacchus (WA) mentioned by Kris above. Can't wait to open one up at 10-years of age. Cheers!
by Scott E.
November 23rd, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: TN: A long day's journey into 2000 Taylor Fladgate Port

Paul Miller wrote: November 23rd, 2020, 1:42 pm Opened a 97 the other night. Have a couple of 2000’s still sitting.
Did the 97 need some air? Somehow I ended up with only one 97 and it will be popped this Christmas. Then its onto the 2000's+ for me too. Cheers!
by Scott E.
November 23rd, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: TN: 2013 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

After five hours of air and on the last glass (of course...) this bottle finally began to shine. Prior to that I was disappointed to say the least. I only had one bottle of the Elysian, but have a couple of the standard Dr. Crane left. Makes me seriously wonder if I should hold the rest of my 2013's...
by Scott E.
November 18th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8184

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

2010 Louis Roederer Brut BdB to start, 2015 Arista Riesling Vonaburg, 2015 Aubert Chard Hudson and a Mag of 2014 Navarro Deep End Blend Pinot. I'll open a Taylor 20-year Tawny in the evening. There should be six adults, so we may have some leftovers for the next day. Cheers!
by Scott E.
November 17th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?
Replies: 47
Views: 2967

Re: Somethings gotta go- Carlisle, Bedrock, O and F?

I've also become much more selective and have pared down the number/types of bottles I purchase. Did not start buying O&F (not adding any lists at this point). With Bedrock, I found that the heritage blends were not really my cup of tea - now I purchase only Syrah and OVZ. Have limited my purcha...
by Scott E.
November 16th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: TN: 2015 Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Agreed that this bottling is normally a no-brainer every vintage. I'm still sitting on a 6-er of this one and usually try to stash a few away every year. Hopefully I can hold off for a few more months. Cheers!
by Scott E.
November 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3171

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Coutale Sommelier Prestige - a very well made tool, fast, dependable. Bought one for all the family members. Cheers!
by Scott E.
October 25th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 600
Replies: 15
Views: 1609

Re: TN: 2013 Cameron Hughes Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 600

Consumed two bottles over the weekend with friends. I was very pleased and can say that IMO it definitely punches well above its price point. As I sipped, I was reminded of something along the order of Hestan Meyer cab - not quite there, but close. Cheers!
by Scott E.
October 20th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1681

Re: 2018 Quilceda Creek CVR Release

Minimum order in multiples of 6 bottles now... still a buy for me. Cheers!
by Scott E.
September 9th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 151
Views: 18100

Re: Wait list times

Saxum was right at 7 years.
by Scott E.
September 3rd, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donum - opinions?
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Donum - opinions?

I think their Pinots are pretty darn good based on the one tasting (2016 vintage) that we did with them - they are not inexpensive though. IMO their wines tend to be on the darker, richer end of the spectrum with good complexity. After returning home from the tasting, I tried signing up for their li...
by Scott E.
September 3rd, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2013 Turley Zinfandel Ueberroth Vineyard

I consumed a couple of these earlier in the year. Ueberroth is definitely a singular and unique expression of Zinfandel (never had a Ueberroth from anyone but Turley though), but it comes off a little too high-toned for my taste. This was the last vintage that I bought. Cheers!
by Scott E.
August 28th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN’s: A couple whites from the week, Arcadian - Bedrock.
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: TN’s: A couple whites from the week, Arcadian - Bedrock.

I love the Judge S-B. I put an extra 6-pack of the 2019's away for consumption in the summer of 2021, but I think about them all the time... Cheers!
by Scott E.
August 26th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sojourn Cellars
Replies: 52
Views: 4293

Re: Sojourn Cellars

Fall offering is open! Thought I would see some postings by now. I picked up a mixed 6-pack (Ridgetop Pinot, Reuling Chard, Oakville Cab). What did you buy? Cheers!
by Scott E.
August 25th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 253

TN: 2013 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Some leakage on this one - cork was about 75% saturated and very soft, but the wine seemed fine. Deep dark-fruited brooding color. The nose was a swirling combination of cherry, raspberry and strawberry with savory notes with some spice. Tastes very similar to the nose - good depth of flavor and bal...
by Scott E.
August 8th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Paso Trip-Need a little help
Replies: 49
Views: 3876

Re: First Paso Trip-Need a little help

I like Terry Hoage and of course Saxum. I know I'm in the minority here, but I didn't care for the Tablas style. Cheers!
by Scott E.
August 8th, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3159
Views: 217961

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

The 2013 Bedrock Heritage just blew my socks off last night. I have to admit that past vintages were not really floating my boat - so much so that I quit buying (I buy lots of other Bedrock though). This wine had sooooo many layers of flavors that just came together beautifully. So smooth and mouth ...
by Scott E.
August 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release
Replies: 29
Views: 2809

Re: Carlisle Summer Pre-Release

AD Northup wrote: July 16th, 2020, 6:47 am Just Papera and Pagani for me...no room and Bedrock next week
Ditto here. I was bummed that the Carlisle Vineyard Zin was not released this go around though...
by Scott E.
August 4th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Wilson Zin - Tori's Reserve
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2013 Wilson Zin - Tori's Reserve

Thanks for the note! A producer I'm not familiar with and will have to look into I was actually pretty surprised at the note. The 2007 Tori’s was an alcoholic mess at 16.1%. Other Wilson Zins have been similarly situated. Too bad, but everyone has different tastes. Why did you keep buying them if y...
by Scott E.
July 30th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Wilson Zin - Tori's Reserve
Replies: 4
Views: 297

TN: 2013 Wilson Zin - Tori's Reserve

This is drinking great right now. More of a claret type of zin, but with plenty of zin character. Juicy blue and black fruit that fade into super powdery tannins that keep the flavors lingering a long time. Superb balance in the wine. Cheers!
by Scott E.
July 23rd, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1786
Views: 127727

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Bud Carey wrote: July 18th, 2020, 11:12 am Top 3 for me are Montafi, Carlisle, and Papera.
Ditto, except my order would be reversed. Cheers!
by Scott E.
July 23rd, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: TN: 2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine (USA, California)

2017 Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine - USA, California (7/22/2020) My bottle in February was clearly compromised, as this is f-ing awesome! Rich fruit balanced by subtle tannins and bright acidity, long finish and insane drinkability in one $19 package . Holy cow is this good. Posted from Cella...
by Scott E.
July 10th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph meets my Birthday present
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: 2011 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph meets my Birthday present

This was my first "Northern" Rhone (I dunno, maybe St. Joe is "mid" Rhone?). With 3-4 hours of air, it really blossomed. This wine has a dimension that you can't get from a domestic Syrah. So enjoyable! I got in on the 2011's and 2012's before the big price hikes, but that was it...

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