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by Anton D
October 12th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Michael Martin wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Anton D wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Michael Martin wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:30 am


Sorta true, isn’t it.
Yup, that’s why I like to focus my wine buying on wines produced by those with multi-generational wealth. And, of course, wines produced by corporate conglomerates, as well!
You missed my point, but that’s OK.
Please activate your sarcasm circuit and try again.
by Anton D
October 12th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Paul McCourt wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 5:52 pm
I've had it.

Beautiful color, lovely long legs, beautiful nose, great mouthfeel, full bodied...wait for it...disappointing finish.
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by Anton D
October 12th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 53
Views: 2749

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Michael Martin wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:30 am
David_K wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Wines like this are why people hate Napa. Just saying.
Sorta true, isn’t it.
Yup, that’s why I like to focus my wine buying on wines produced by those with multi-generational wealth. And, of course, wines produced by corporate conglomerates, as well!
by Anton D
October 11th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 132
Views: 7332

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I'm guessing 35 dollar range.
by Anton D
October 11th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Anton, I think it is fair to say that the image of governments in South Africa, Argentina, and Chile made for bad wine sales. When the reality changed, people bought the wines. I don’t know that anybody cared about Franco tho. During the Cold War not much wine from those countries was sold here but...
by Anton D
October 11th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

How do people feel about wines from left or right wing states or countries?

Hmmm, are there right wing wine countries?

I dunno, too much to keep track of.
by Anton D
October 10th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensory Wine Glasses?
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Sensory Wine Glasses?

If you email G. Conterno they could point you to a local place in Piemonte which has them for a cheaper price....I saw them around 35 euros this past summer. Roberto actually had us taste them side by side with Zalto Burgs..... That price makes more sense. Otherwise, we could simply just run with t...
by Anton D
October 10th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone ever come across this bottle before
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Has anyone ever come across this bottle before

I am slightly familiar with this wine. It has a very precise best day to drink: January 20, 2021.

Looking forward to your joyous tasting note!

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by Anton D
October 10th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Article on Darrell Corti - Corti Brothers in Sacramento
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Great Article on Darrell Corti - Corti Brothers in Sacramento

Mel Knox wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 8:15 am
Tom
Have you tried Vicodin and Single malt??
That's what he calls a palate cleanser.

I think he keep his single malts in an unplugged freezer in his back yard.
by Anton D
October 9th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Article on Darrell Corti - Corti Brothers in Sacramento
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Great Article on Darrell Corti - Corti Brothers in Sacramento

I also love that store!

I always leave with essential stuff that I didn’t realize was essential until I saw it!
by Anton D
October 9th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3689

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

How many people's actively cooled wine cellars are at risk? Does not seem like temperatures out there are that high but I know I would still be concerned if I did not have a generator. Hopefully this does not last more than 5 days. I think the area had more dependable electricity 100 years ago. Doe...
by Anton D
October 9th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3689

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Victor Hong wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 6:39 am
PGE is open to hearing better solutions.
Maybe they should start by realizing that the world in which they install their gear sometimes has windy days. Locally, they were whining about 20 MPH winds. Seriously? No way you can engineer for that?
by Anton D
October 8th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3689

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

Nothing like a collapsing infrastructure. It has nothing to do with a collapsing infrastructure. It’s about climate. High winds uproot trees which blow into transmission lines and burn. 80 mph winds or greater play havoc. We can have a discussion about how much is climate related, and how much is t...
by Anton D
October 8th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Losing Power During Harvest
Replies: 56
Views: 3689

Re: Losing Power During Harvest

But PG&E needs to be able to punish customers.

Are they playing that game in your area, as well?

We get it here, too.
by Anton D
October 8th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

I have also tasted it in old Chinon before (from the 80s). Same, do you get green pepper from Chinon? Anton, are you referring to peppercorns or bell pepper? If bell pepper, totally. And unlike the tomato thing I consider it quite desirable. Yes, bell pepper! I am with you, again...I like the bell ...
by Anton D
October 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

It's a common characteristic of Cab-family grapes, and for me it's definitely off-putting. I had a wine the other night that I thought was a Cab or Merlot from either Chile or central CA. Why? Because it was both green and over-ripe at the same time. Smelled like V-8 juice, tasted like Kool Aid wit...
by Anton D
October 7th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

joz€f p1nxten wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:15 am
I had something similar in a few recent bottles of 2003 Joguet that I assumed had been heat damaged or just roasted. Was more like stewed tomatoes. I dumped three bottles in a row.
I have also tasted it in old Chinon before (from the 80s).
Same, do you get green pepper from Chinon?
by Anton D
October 7th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19
Replies: 57
Views: 3700

Re: Ceritas - Save the date 8/8/19

The cellar tracker notes from prior vintages are less then glowing. Would be nice to have a review from anyone else besides Galloni. His review is compelling but has anyone had a chance to try this vintage or has anyone else reviewed it? If you like traditional style Cab. you will be hard pressed t...
by Anton D
October 7th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!

Methoxypyrazine. I find it seems to appear like green pepper does in some wines/areas. Someone once told me it was from stems, I have NO IDEA if that's true. Someone else told me from not quite fully ripe red-skinned grapes. Also NO IDEA if that's true. I might venture to say I have found tomato imp...
by Anton D
October 5th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic

Is this an NXIVM recruitment?
by Anton D
October 4th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1679

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

blarmston wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 12:24 pm


My prediction- we are heading towards Stagflation. Slowing economy and rising inflation. The worst combination there is.
The wine hobby has been doing this to me for years. [cheers.gif]

There are days where I can't afford to drink wine I already own!
by Anton D
October 3rd, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 146
Views: 5898

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

If you don't get enough first timers, my group would love to do a sequel.
by Anton D
October 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 390
Views: 18301

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Products that may be of concern to Berserkers: French, German, Spanish and British (!) wine under 14% (note: not Italian, Portugeuse or Austrian) Single-malt Irish and Scotch whiskies Liqueurs and cordials Spanish olive oil and olives Cows milk cheese from pretty much anywhere in Europe Spanish and...
by Anton D
October 1st, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orin Swift 8 Years Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1007

Re: Orin Swift 8 Years Release

Thanks for taking one for the team.

How did you run into THAT tasting obligation?
by Anton D
October 1st, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 38
Views: 2791

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

It's time!

Their cab was my new release wine of the year last year. Very well done.

Yay!
by Anton D
October 1st, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

$110 for essentially 12 year old Macallan (the Veuve Clicquot of Scotch) Many of the single cask offering from K&L are 't-spooned' from another distillery and are technically not single malts. This offering appears to be a single cask, single malt and I've known David OG for, well, forever (he and ...
by Anton D
September 30th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 491

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

Michael S. Monie wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Apology for thread drift, but is anyone familiar with Macallan from Gordon& Macphail that was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015? Thanks.
Wow, yes!

My opinions are not nuanced for scotch, but I poured it for people who are “Scotch Berserkers” and it was very well received!
by Anton D
September 30th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1832

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

King Missile's "Gary and Melissa" describes this phenomenon exactly.

It's far too racy a song to post a link to.
by Anton D
September 29th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting corked out of my mouth
Replies: 38
Views: 1299

Re: Getting corked out of my mouth

Wes Barton wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Hal Blumberg wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 6:46 pm
Saltine crackers followed by extensive whistling.

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by Anton D
September 26th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

No comment on slavery was intended. So why do you wish Lee had won? Do you think the Civil War was about horse and buggy regulation? Just a hunch ... he may have meant we wouldn't live in a divided blue-red country. We'd each have our own nation. But that's just a surmise. Red/blue, I don't wanna t...
by Anton D
September 26th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 1600

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I can't believe Victor even buys/eats avocados. They require a TON of water to farm. Eating them pretty seriously undermines his holier-than-thou stance and makes it even more difficult to listen to the constant "tsk, tsk, tsk" coming from his keyboard. Victor, how do you even sleep at night? Hey, ...
by Anton D
September 26th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Chris Seiber wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Rotburger is a horrible name for a product.
This.
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lot 630 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015, Cameron Hughes
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: TN: Lot 630 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015, Cameron Hughes

Nicely done!

I will search it out.
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers
Replies: 76
Views: 4076

Re: Sane, old-school Napa Valley Cab producers

B. Buzzini wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Groth
Good one.

I know it is Sonoma, but check out A Rafanelli.
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

to Anton D, you wrote "I don't mind you defending Lee, I wish he had won." Can you please clarify? Do you wish that the southern border of the United States of America was the Mason-Dixon line and that the United States was bordered by a country called the Confederate States of America, which would...
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

this is about wine, right? Yes, I would drink the wine. If the current owner was espousing the same vile nonsense, I would not, but currently no public crazy talk and the original crazy person is long gone, so OK by me! My son says the maker of 805 beer is a kook, but still drinks his beer. We all ...
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

The Robert E Lee stuff...what are they commemorating? Second place in the Civil War? By all accounts, he was a gentleman, but he led an army against my country and killed American soldiers, should I put up memorials to Isaac Brock, as well? It's a little more complicated. The Iron Chancellor, Otto ...
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Very interesting article in Grape Collective on Zweigelt wine from Austria: Zweigelt Back in the early '30, Dr.Fritz Zweigelt headed the research institute at Kloster Neuburger, tasked to develop new grape varieties particularly suited to Austria. He developed a Blaufrankisch X St.Laurent cross tha...
by Anton D
September 25th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6215

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Well, we gave Egas Moniz the Nobel Prize for Prefrontal Leukotomy, and have rewarded others for carrying out medical abuses in Colonial populations so...to make an analogy, would you forgo medical or psychological treatment today because some of their research informed medicine today? Or should som...
by Anton D
September 24th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date
Replies: 38
Views: 2791

Re: William and Mary 2017 Save the Date

Bud Carey wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 10:08 am
No brainer!!!
Ditto!
by Anton D
September 17th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Ian S wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 9:31 am
spkaiser wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 9:08 am
If something happened to me before purchasing my allocation my wife would never forgive me.
Oh yeah! Not just spousal permission, but spousal demand! [cheers.gif]
That's awesome funny!

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by Anton D
September 17th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17977

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

spkaiser wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 6:57 am
Steve L Gellman wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 6:52 am
spkaiser wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 6:48 am
Over/under on how many times one hits refresh on their site?
Guaranteed allocations, no rush
It's the thrill of it to me...better than opening day in baseball.
I do admit it is a thrill. (They also seem to be in the category of nice folks in the business, so doubly fun.)
by Anton D
September 11th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 4995

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I've posted him before, but...

This is our dog, To Kalon, guarding some fine Roadhouse wine from the pesky coyote. Can he keep the name?

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by Anton D
September 11th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 4995

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Informative post, Roy, but is it really so important to those of us here? None of use are buying (or would buy) $5.49 ToKalon Central Coast Pinot. I don't buy anything with a "ToKalon" name, and frankly, at this point I would hope that smart growers and marketers would actually steer clear of that ...
by Anton D
September 11th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 4995

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Alan Rath wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 3:23 pm


When Napa allowed "The Prisoner" to establish a large, prominent presence right on Highway 29, it gave up any claim to market itself as a region of unique and highest quality wines.
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by Anton D
September 9th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine dinner/event investment fraud scheme - Omar Khan
Replies: 25
Views: 2526

Re: DA Probing Omar Khan, Wine Consultant For Scamming Wall St. Elite

This is why I love you guys.

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by Anton D
September 9th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 609

Re: 3 Day Transformation

Mark Golodetz wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm
David Glasser wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 5:24 pm
It rose from the dead on the third day.
You should serve it on Easter.
There is a kosher version for non believers.
I think I'll passover on that one.

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