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by Ron Slye
February 28th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the current situation with Torres Gran Coronas Black Label?
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: What is the current situation with Torres Gran Coronas Black Label?

I loved the 1970 when I was first getting into wine. I bought a lot of it back then, but sadly drank them all a long time ago.......
by Ron Slye
February 28th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 26
Views: 1913

Re: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

I second or third the 2000 Figeac. Had it twice in the last two years and it was excellent, but will continue to last and perhaps improve. I am in no hurry to drink my remaining bottls. Cantemerle 2000 is just lovely right now. Probably won't get better but not in decline. For my taste 2000 Sociando...
by Ron Slye
February 26th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 103
Views: 10962

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

I am unclear whether these qualify as highly allocated, but there are some wines that were available on BerserkerDay that went quickly and were at a reasonable price: Beau Rivage; Salt Vine Rose; probably some others. I also think of Halcon in this vein -- my memory is that some of their wines can s...
by Ron Slye
February 24th, 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vin Jaune: a good wine but the most amazing cooking wine.
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: Vin Jaune: a good wine but the most amazing cooking wine.

Any recipes for the above referenced dishes? Or a good website or cookbook you would recommend to start to experiment with the cuisine of the region?
by Ron Slye
February 22nd, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy - Age your Kabinetts!
Replies: 41
Views: 2144

Re: #rieslingstudy - Age your Kabinetts!

This is a fascinating discussion. Let me ask if this is an apt analogy. Think of a Cab Sauv wine (let's just do California for ease of discussion) -- both a regular bottling and a Reserve. They are both Cab Sauv. Both (lets assume) from the same vineyard. And both have the same winemaker. I would as...
by Ron Slye
February 20th, 2021, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5650

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

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by Ron Slye
February 2nd, 2021, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: TN: 2003 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel

I am assuming that this will last many years, even decades, right? I genuinely do not know as I am relatively new to exploring Rieslings. Trying to figure out when to time my drinking of the ones I just got from Robert's offer.
by Ron Slye
February 2nd, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Larry Schaffer
Replies: 31
Views: 909

Re: Happy Birthday Larry Schaffer

Indeed a very happy birthday! And thank you for all that your contribute here -- so much appreciated.
by Ron Slye
February 1st, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BERSERKERDAY 12 RESULTS ARE IN - INSANE RECORDS SET, WOW!!
Replies: 80
Views: 3800

Re: BERSERKERDAY 12 RESULTS ARE IN - INSANE RECORDS SET, WOW!!

Wow. Hats off to Todd, Brig and the team. What a great testament to this event and this community.
by Ron Slye
February 1st, 2021, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5650

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

Yes on No Girls. At first I was taken aback by it until I learned the history behind the name and the wine, and why the wine team chose it. I guess for me the problem with names like Naked Wine or Clothing Optional as I am likely to assume, as noted above with the former, that it is probably not a g...
by Ron Slye
January 29th, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 27
Views: 1507

Re: TN: 2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

I saw your note on this John! I might have to open one of mine this weekend to check in and see if I am treated to a similar experience.
by Ron Slye
January 29th, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community
Replies: 207
Views: 8383

Re: BerserkerDay 12 - Offer feedback from the community

To Cris and John’s point, on how hard it can be to find an offer, that’s something I’ve struggled with in terms of finding a solution for years, FAR before we got as big as we are now. That’s definitely a limitation on the discussion forum format, so as Shawnda H suggested, perhaps something like a...
by Ron Slye
January 29th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine Pairing for Cioppino?
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Wine Pairing for Cioppino?

I looked in What to Drink with What to Eat by Dornenburg and Page. Unfortunately they do not have a specific listing for Cioppino (which is a bit surprising). For soup generally they recommend Sherry -- which I think could be a good choice. I assume dry would work better. For Bouillabaisse they have...
by Ron Slye
January 27th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Erica Orr Wines BD12 Offers
Replies: 57
Views: 2375

Re: Erica Orr Wines BD12 Offers

Same here! Just ordered number 1. Looking forward to trying these.
by Ron Slye
January 27th, 2021, 2:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

Re: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14

I will try not to let that cloud my judgment of the wines! :-)

Seriously, I have heard great things about your wines, and I really like many whites with a bit of age on them, so this is the perfect way to try!
by Ron Slye
January 27th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14
Replies: 21
Views: 1107

Re: Terrien Chardonnay 07 08 09 | 12 13 14

I just jumped in. Wish I had noticed this yesterday, but still seems like a great deal at $25 per bottle.
by Ron Slye
January 26th, 2021, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

I just ordered two of the decanters! Plus two of the stoppers.
by Ron Slye
January 26th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: JB Neufeld - WA Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 90
Views: 3813

Re: JB Neufeld - WA Cabernet Sauvignon

These are really great wines -- some of the best WA Cab being produced these days in my opinion.

I too am sorry I missed the 2015s! But that is ok. I have a good deal of the 16s and 17s and a few others.

Lovely wines, great prices, and lovely people.

Highly highly recommend!
by Ron Slye
January 26th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: **EXTENDED** VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY - Cool Climate Right Bank Reds
Replies: 64
Views: 2366

Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY - Cool Climate Right Bank Reds

I love these wines -- not buying this time as I still have a good deal of them in my cellar. The 2010 is really fantastic. And for me, this is one of the best Roses around. Now this is not a sweet, watermelon/strawberry type rose. This is a more complex, and more savory, version. I have ten still in...
by Ron Slye
January 25th, 2021, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever had Reynvaan Vineyards?
Replies: 33
Views: 2037

Re: Ever had Reynvaan Vineyards?

Others can speak more specifically, as I have had only a few Reynvaan -- but I have lots of Cayuse. They are generally similar -- though Reynvaan is not all Rocks fruit. So they have some with the Rocks funk, and some without. I remember being intrigued with the whites a while ago. I am not at all f...
by Ron Slye
January 22nd, 2021, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

Given the amount of Oregon Pinot we drink I’ve been thinking of lining up some Crus to compliment the 1855’s I have and love. Marcus mentioned he uses the Cru in his tasting room. Any others swear there is a different between 1855 & Cru for Oregon Pinot &/or other Pinot/burgundy? Trying to ...
by Ron Slye
January 22nd, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 177
Views: 15119

Re: New Espresso Machine

Yes we mostly drink espresso -- and have a Breville dual boiler that we love. For the occasional drip coffee we use a Chemex. Pretty easy and straightforward. Our problem is that we don't want to use espresso beans for the pour over -- so we often buy beans that sit for a while before we get around ...
by Ron Slye
January 22nd, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12
Replies: 183
Views: 9857

Re: Grand Reserve World Mastercard - Earn up to 8x Points On BD12

Online account setup has a glitch. I get the email link, fill out the form, click Create Account and then get a never ending progress loop. Is it not iOS friendly? Tried it in my iPhone and iPad. Same results. 84FD3A59-7429-4E54-B438-FE5BE4DDDAA2.png97947E89-05DC-440F-AD12-E66DEFB5422B.png Would lo...
by Ron Slye
January 21st, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend a Food/Wine Magazine, please
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Recommend a Food/Wine Magazine, please

I used to get Wine & Spirits -- I thought it was quite good. It is usually pretty current about what is in the US market at the moment; often has interesting articles about wine; and while I am not as into spirits, I learned some interesting things about spirits. I dropped the subscription becau...
by Ron Slye
January 21st, 2021, 6:48 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)

Just a general Ceritas pinot question. Does anyone think that given their old-school style of winemaking, that any of the Ceritas wines will age (ex: 20-30+ years) like producers such as Hanzell, etc? I've been buying Ceritas wines since 2011 with the hope that they will. Obviously, they source fro...
by Ron Slye
January 16th, 2021, 9:32 am
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

I have never bought from wine.com. But curious how it perpetuates the restrictions on interstate alcohol commerce.
by Ron Slye
January 14th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those of you that missed out on Kobayashi...
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: For those of you that missed out on Kobayashi...

Definitely recommend this if it is not sold out already!
by Ron Slye
January 13th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9752

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Also donated. I did not know Frank. That is my loss. He sounds like an amazing and loving person. And the cause we are directed to is also worthy. So we donated earlier today. Peace.
by Ron Slye
January 12th, 2021, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconsidering my position on wax capsules
Replies: 21
Views: 1629

Re: Reconsidering my position on wax capsules

Thanks for posting this. Like you I am now reconsidering my annoyance with wax capsules. I wonder if anyone has tried to ascertain what the effect is on red wine?
by Ron Slye
January 11th, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

I like the burgundy sommeliers, particularly for older pinots. I dont find that the nose gets lost. I pour maybe half an inch or so. I like being able to swirl which releases a lot of the aroma. Though the Grassl Cru is also quite good. I also like the Bordeaux Sommeliers, particularly for old Bdx b...
by Ron Slye
January 8th, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4150
Views: 442021

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

Opened 2015 Den Hoed Andreas tonight after pickup, if you are unhappy at $20 I would be floored, if you are thrilled it makes sense. Worth $100, no way, worth $50, yes. At $20, killer. Very balanced and true to what Cabernet should taste like. I agree somewhat with the valuation. At first it was a ...
by Ron Slye
January 8th, 2021, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse - Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: TN: 2007 Cayuse - Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)

Here are my notes on the 2006s: Armada and BF 2006 Armada. Initially strong manure nose. Smoke. Camp fire. But also some cherry. This is slightly lighter (though still dark) than the BF. Just a lovely savage sort of wine Bf is slightly smoother. More subtle and integrated, but also a bit more closed...
by Ron Slye
January 7th, 2021, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse - Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: TN: 2007 Cayuse - Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)

Yeah I recently opened a 2006 bionic frog and armada (sorry, have not posted the notes yet but will) and while they were lovely to drink now, they can definitely use a few more years for my taste. I still have some early 2000s of all of the syrahs and many of the others that I am waiting on!
by Ron Slye
January 4th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

I have tried the second rack fold down ones also -- though for smaller glasses. When I have done a full run of glassware (not much recently given lack of entertaining b/c of COVID), then I have used the second rack also -- but then there is nothing else in that second rack. But I have done a few gla...
by Ron Slye
January 2nd, 2021, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

Brian, I cannot figure out how to respond inline as you did with all of the quotation marks! One test that might be interesting is to clip (or pinch) your nose, take a drink of wine, once it is in your mouth, release your nose, and see what tastes you get. I am not a scientist, but my guess is that ...
by Ron Slye
January 2nd, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

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by Ron Slye
January 2nd, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

I apologize, I should know how to post a pic but can't figure it out. I will continue to try -- I just took a pic of a wine glass in our Miele. We put the wine glasses -- which includes the very delicate Grassl and the less delicate but larger Riedel Somm series -- in the rack on the bottom. To the ...
by Ron Slye
January 1st, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

Once the wine is in your mouth, the shape of the glass doesn't matter. I really believe wine glass shape really only matters with respect to aromatics.* *a nod given to more/less air exposure, depending on glass, but I'd argue the wine wasn't prepped or served in the best manner if one needs a cert...
by Ron Slye
January 1st, 2021, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

About to buy a new dishwasher. Any recommendations for grassl and zalto glasses? Thanks, We recently got a Miele which has been great for grassl and riedel somm series. Glasses some out perfectly. It has been a delight not to worry about hand washing glassware either after a meal or the next morning.
by Ron Slye
December 31st, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Puzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Tea Puzzle

[worship.gif] Well played.
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Tea Puzzle
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Tea Puzzle

Lol. Did not notice that typo. But I was actually thinking of turtle pee.
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4150
Views: 442021

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

Oh good to hear! I opened their 2016 star fire. Very good for $12!
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4150
Views: 442021

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

Hmmmm. I just looked at the offer and you are right. My paperwork suggests they are all 2015. I have not looked at all the bottles, so will report back when I do. And it does suggest that you could get multiple vintages with an order of 6, which mine was.
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4150
Views: 442021

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

The one I got, which was the same as kris, was all 2015. I assume that was the same for him? I have never tried Den Hoed. Online it shows for going to close to 100 per bottle. So in that sense it is an amazing deal! Hard to believe when I taste it I will not also see it as a great deal. Others here ...
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4150
Views: 442021

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

Ok, here are some other mysteries (some may already have been revealed, as some of these are more than two years old -- no comment) (I have rounded up prices to nearest dollar) Dec 2018 2015 Tuscan IGT -- 2015 Felsina Fontalloro at $40 Sept 1 2019 -- #7 Weekend "The Specials" 2018 Bordeaux...
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4150
Views: 442021

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

I was there also today Kris! And also picked up the mystery cab. I have some others I will post a bit later. But I did not do the mystery champagne.
by Ron Slye
December 30th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 325
Views: 24532

Re: Grassl Glassware

I do something similar, often making my wife skeptical that I am only drinking one wine! I will sometimes have the same wine in two or three glasses with dinner -- then as I identify a preference, I pour the rest of the other two into the one I prefer. As Chris noted, it is crazy what a big differen...

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