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by Carole Meredith
July 8th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Croatian Wines
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: 750Daily: Croatian Wines

There’s not a lot of tribidrag left in Croatia anymore, to my knowledge, though I know Carole Meredith is on these boards and I’m sure could speak vastly more authoritatively on the subject. There has been quite a lot of new Tribidrag planting in the last few years. This is understandable consideri...
by Carole Meredith
July 8th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3233

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

From Paul Franson's "Napa Life" newsletter today: "It was even apparently almost a year in arrears on rent and was reportedly evicted by The Rudd Foundation, which owns the building.. The downfall seemed to come after Thai tycoon Sorapoj Techakraisri’s Pace Development Corp. bought the operation, wh...
by Carole Meredith
June 10th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: TN: 2011 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)

Glad you enjoyed it Matt! We opened one recently and thought it was very nice. But I agree it's still got many years of life ahead of it.
by Carole Meredith
June 7th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

Kevin Porter wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Apparently our friend Bobby has consumed enough wine that he is now at least partially grapevine (or olive or almond). That or he is (again) gently trolling us.
And I fell for it . . .
by Carole Meredith
June 6th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

Pierce's Disease is caused by a bacterium that is introduced into the plant by an insect. The disease affects the internal tissues of grapevines (and a few other plants, including olives and almonds). Neither the bacterium or the vectoring insect has any effect on humans.
by Carole Meredith
June 4th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 17207

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

Casey asked me to post this photo of grape flowers that I labeled to help folks understand what's going on. (I posted it a couple of days ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so you may have seen it there.)

Flowering.JPG
by Carole Meredith
February 15th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best grapes for California - expert opinion in 1907
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Best grapes for California - expert opinion in 1907

I haven't taken the time to Google all the unfamiliar grapes (e.g., beclan and West's White Prolific) to see if we know them by other names. I'm guessing that Valdepenas may be tempranillo, since it's the dominant grape in the Valdepenas appellation in Spain. West's White Prolific was an old Califo...
by Carole Meredith
February 15th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More cab than zin in California?
Replies: 7
Views: 412

Re: More cab than zin in California?

The California numbers for 2017 show that Cabernet Sauvignon exceeds Zin in both acres (85K vs 43K) and tons crushed (602K vs 365K).
by Carole Meredith
February 8th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2707

Re: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!

Glad you got it Nate! We've now shipped all our BerserkerDay orders going to the southern states and the west coast. We'll have to wait a while until it's warm enough to ship to the midwest and northeast.
by Carole Meredith
January 28th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2707

Re: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!

Thanks for all your orders. We've got a lot of shipping to do! We'll probably start shipping next week (week of 2/4) and we'll start with the southern states. We won't ship to the Midwest until you guys warm up a bit. I'll be in touch with each of you individually when we're getting ready to ship yo...
by Carole Meredith
January 28th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals

Thanks for all your orders. We've got a lot of shipping to do! We'll probably start shipping next week (week of 2/4) and we'll start with the southern states. We won't ship to the Midwest until you guys warm up a bit. I'll be in touch with each of you individually when we're getting ready to ship yo...
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2707

Re: Chester's Anvil - The last few cases, 63% off!

We have almost sold out of both Chester's wines so don't delay if you're still mulling this over.

As of 11:57 am, we have only 4 cases of Hattori Hanzo and 3 cases of the Zin left.
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2707

Re: Chester's Anvil - The last few cases, 63% off!

Trying to order the Hattori but the site isn't responding. The link takes me here and then locks me in: You should be able to continue scrolling down past that point. But if you can't, it might be a browser issue. Try a different browser if you have that option. That same thing has happened once or...
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals

Steve Gautier wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:56 am
Hopefully I snuck my order in before the deadline.
Yes, your order's good. Just 1 more set of mags left and then after that one goes, the website should show it as "sold out" (if I set it up correctly).
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Re: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals

Mel Hill wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:50 am
I just got a mag set! still have 2 of the 2005 mags!
Drink up Mel!
(Or hold 'em for another 10 or 20 years [cheers.gif] )
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD10 Chester's Anvil HH Cab Blend Question
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: BD10 Chester's Anvil HH Cab Blend Question

Here was our original description of this wine on release: A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and other kindred grapes. Black currant, blackberry, roasted duck breast, cocoa, coffee, cherry, a rich finish of milk chocolate and cherries Haiku Reflections Silk against bare skin Supple curves rou...
by Carole Meredith
January 26th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2707

Re: Chester's Anvil - The last few cases, 63% off!

Sorry but we can’t split the Chester’s Anvil cases. If you want 6 bottles of each, then I suggest you find someone else of like mind and then order a case of each and share them.
by Carole Meredith
January 25th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!
Replies: 46
Views: 2707

Chester's Anvil - SOLD OUT The last few cases, 63% off!

Chester's Anvil was a wondrous collaboration among friends and neighbors — Aaron and Claire Pott of Pott Wine and Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith of Lagier Meredith Vineyard. We created Chester's Anvil as an excuse to work (and drink) together and to be able to offer wines beyond our usual purview....
by Carole Meredith
January 25th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals
Replies: 19
Views: 1912

Lagier Meredith - 3 Irrefutably Irresistable Deals

This is our 9th BerserkerDay and we’ve got 3 exceptional deals for you – a trio of Syrah mags, a Tribidrag vertical 6-pack and a Syrah vertical 12-pack. All are from our own vineyard on Mount Veeder. All have been stored under excellent conditions in our own cellar. Links to CellarTracker tasting no...
by Carole Meredith
January 23rd, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business
Replies: 41
Views: 1752

Re: Government shutdown repercussions in the wine business

Most labels, AFAIK, are just repeats of previous year's. Is it actually not legal to go ahead and bottle with an unapproved label, or is the problem that you don't want to risk doing that, and having them come back with a problem after the fact? Many small updates to labels do not need to be re-sub...
by Carole Meredith
January 3rd, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 5223

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

Alex Maltman, the author of the article, has read this thread and has 2 comments: 1) The actual title of the article in the print version of Decanter is "On Rocky Ground". The title of the online version, "Busting Terroir Myths", came from Decanter and was used without Maltman's knowledge or consent...
by Carole Meredith
October 11th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting With Dave & Gena..(long/boring/historical)
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: TN: Tasting With Dave & Gena..(long/boring/historical)

Generally speaking, what variables factored into the decision of what vine material to plant on the Lagier-Meredith Mt Veeder site? Were the Lagier-Meredith Syrah plantings prior to the introduction of the Tablas Creek Clones into commercial availability? Did any earlier Syrah plantings on Mt Veede...
by Carole Meredith
October 11th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting With Dave & Gena..(long/boring/historical)
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: TN: Tasting With Dave & Gena..(long/boring/historical)

Al Osterheld wrote:
October 11th, 2018, 9:25 am
How much did you make those first two years?
We don't have good records on these wines but I think it was about 30 cases in 96 and 60 in 97.
by Carole Meredith
October 11th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting With Dave & Gena..(long/boring/historical)
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: TN: Tasting With Dave & Gena..(long/boring/historical)

The first vines at Lagier Meredith were planted in 1994. I think they made some wine in 1996 and 1997, but were not yet bonded as a winery. The first commercial vintage was something like three barrels. Al's right. The 1998 Syrah was our first commercial release and it was all of 74 cases. We did m...
by Carole Meredith
October 3rd, 2018, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Subjectivity in Wine Appreciation
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Subjectivity in Wine Appreciation

This is a quite thorough analysis of an important concept. Rather lengthy but well worth it. Highly recommended.

http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/sub ... on-6733716
by Carole Meredith
September 2nd, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8050

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Here's ours. Mostly vineyard shots, occasional bottles, lots of hummingbirds . . .

by Carole Meredith
June 25th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 The Eyrie Vineyards Melon de Bourgogne
Replies: 18
Views: 700

TN: 2013 The Eyrie Vineyards Melon de Bourgogne

As was the case with several other wine varieties, Melon de Bourgogne was initially grown under an incorrect name in California vineyards. (The same problem has occurred in all the New World wine regions.) The name of the variety was simply not particularly important in the 1800's when these grapes ...
by Carole Meredith
March 2nd, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid Question: Napa/Sonoma potential for mud slides?
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Stupid Question: Napa/Sonoma potential for mud slides?

Here’s a current map of landslide potential in Sonoma and Napa

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedia ... tent=pos_1
by Carole Meredith
January 28th, 2018, 11:15 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

I left this offer running overnight but I'm going to let the promotion code expire at noon on Sunday (Pacific Time).
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

Makes me shiver just to look at that photo Mel! You could have been sitting in front of a fire at home, sipping a glass of wine.
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2018, 1:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

Mel the Mountain Berserker! Neither sleet nor snow nor 12 degree weather at a mountain campsite will stay a Berserker from the swift completion of his BerserkerDay purchases.
by Carole Meredith
January 27th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

Yes, so happy we can ship to PA!

6 pack sampler is now sold out. Just the 12-pack vertical offer is left now.
by Carole Meredith
January 26th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

Thanks Nancy. Only 2 of the 6-pack samplers left
by Carole Meredith
January 26th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

in for mags and syrah. A yearly order. Any more fantastic library gems? We could only go as far back as 2010 Syrah this year. We're running really low on older vintages -- because all you Berserkers bought so much in previous years! [berserker.gif] But I'm really pleased we can offer the 2010. That...
by Carole Meredith
January 26th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

The magnums are now sold out. But we still have the 6-bottle sampler and the 4-year Syrah vertical 12-pack.
by Carole Meredith
January 26th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

Only 2 sets of magnums left now
by Carole Meredith
January 26th, 2018, 9:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

Seo S a l i m i wrote:Very tempted to buy the mags again...
The mags are going fast Seo, only 3 sets left, so you better not wait too long! He who hesitates is mag-less.

Carole
by Carole Meredith
January 23rd, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers
Replies: 22
Views: 2207

Lagier Meredith – 3 Awesome Offers

I'm going to cut this off at noon on Sunday (Pacific Time) This is our 8th BerserkerDay and we’ve got 3 very nice deals to offer you – a quartet of Syrah mags, a mixed 6-pack and a Syrah vertical case. All are from our own vineyard in the Mount Veeder AVA. All have been stored under excellent condi...
by Carole Meredith
January 14th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa and Sonoma Wine Visits (Lagier Meredith and Passaggio), December 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Napa and Sonoma Wine Visits (Lagier Meredith and Passaggio), December 2017

In the satellite view that Ken posted, I think it's interesting to note the red swaths of fire retardant dropped by air tankers in the upper left and lower right corners of the photo. And on the left side you can see the ashes of my neighbor's house. Although the forest in the upper half of the phot...
by Carole Meredith
January 9th, 2018, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape Variety Names
Replies: 62
Views: 1429

Grape Variety Names

The TTB rules only apply to wines produced / labeled in the US. There are loads of wines imported to the US with labeled grape varieties that are not on the TTB list and don't have to follow the same regulations as for US-produced wines. Incidently, the TTB does regulate foreign wine labels, though...
by Carole Meredith
December 20th, 2017, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Zins & Mondeuses..(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 587

TN: Some Zins & Mondeuses..(long/boring)

Well that's an interesting story about the anvil. I always assumed, given the existence of the Chester's Anvil "Gretna Green" wine, that the anvil had something to do with someone running away to get married You're partially right Larry. The origin of the Chester's Anvil label was our (late) neighb...
by Carole Meredith
October 17th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 89271

Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma

I thought I'd check in here today to see if there was a thread about our fires. Wow! 19 pages! I've now read through the whole thing. Several people have referred to my Facebook posts, so you know that we're doing pretty well. Not unscathed but better than some. Executive summary : We're OK. Our hou...

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