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by Eric Lundblad
February 10th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 754

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

You're drinking the 2014 Cuvee Voile (a separate wine from the 14 Sonoma coast Chard, of course)? Cool. That's my favorite Chard that I've made, savory and a cool texture is a good description. My 17 and 18 Voile (and 2019 Cuvee Voile Chardonnay, that I'm bottling in May) seem to be headed in the s...
by Eric Lundblad
February 9th, 2021, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 754

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

You're drinking the 2014 Cuvee Voile (a separate wine from the 14 Sonoma coast Chard, of course)? Cool. That's my favorite Chard that I've made, savory and a cool texture is a good description. My 17 and 18 Voile (and 2019 Cuvee Voile Chardonnay, that I'm bottling in May) seem to be headed in the sa...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 4991

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

For a long time, the alcohol listed on a label of European wine had more to do with math than chemistry: WineAlcBoundry - WineLowerRange where WineAlcBoundry = 14% and WineLowerRange = 1.5%. Hence the prevalence of 12.5% on labels. I think, excluding wines greater than ~15%, our perceived alcohol o...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 4991

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

For a long time, the alcohol listed on a label of European wine had more to do with math than chemistry: WineAlcBoundry - WineLowerRange where WineAlcBoundry = 14% and WineLowerRange = 1.5%. Hence the prevalence of 12.5% on labels. When this has changed then? To my understanding the 0,5% tolerance ...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2021, 12:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 4991

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

For a long time, the alcohol listed on a label of European wine had more to do with math than chemistry: WineAlcBoundry - WineLowerRange where WineAlcBoundry = 14% and WineLowerRange = 1.5%. Hence the prevalence of 12.5% on labels. I think, excluding wines greater than ~15%, our perceived alcohol of...
by Eric Lundblad
February 4th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?
Replies: 51
Views: 2953

Re: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?

I had a bottle of 2002 Denis Bachelet Bourgogne last year that was brilliant. My last bottle of 6, the first 5 were drunk way too young and we're extraordinarily structured.

Recently I had a bottle of 2010 Simon Bize Bourgogne Les Perrières that was also exceptional.
by Eric Lundblad
January 30th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!
Replies: 19
Views: 931

Re: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!

Last week I opened a 99 St Innocent Seven Springs Pinot. This has always been a substantially structured wine, to put it mildly. Esp early on, this was one of the wines where I learned that less air and more time was better for getting a structured wine to open up (and the reverse caused it to close...
by Eric Lundblad
January 30th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! Offer Extended!

I'm shutting this down tomorrow/Sunday evening, so buy up if you're interested. After that it's a no-go!
by Eric Lundblad
January 30th, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Greyscale Wines BD12 Offers 15%-35% discounts and shipping included
Replies: 16
Views: 1012

Re: Greyscale Wines BD12 Offers 15%-35% discounts and shipping included

Huh, thought I'd posted days ago, sheesh. Imo, Rutherford is the place for Napa Cab, esp the soils...they don't call it Rutherford Dust for nothing. And, Jean and Larry have great cab palates and winemaking in a modern classic style. If you have a hankering for something else, you should seriously c...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 47684

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I use the occasion as an excuse to open wines from past B-Day participants in the couple of weeks leading up to it. Sandler Grenache on deck tonight! Crushed a 2013 Ladd Abigail PN tonight. Superb wine. I second this!! We opened the same Ladd during the Cleveland Browns playoff win. Outstanding win...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer extended

I'm repeating stuff said above, but Greg's fruit comes from an impressive vineyard, with soil, vine age & position to match. And, Greg has an exceptional palate that shows through his winemaking and the classic RRV style of the wine. If you're on the fence about getting anything else, you should...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! Offer Extended!

Sorry about the confusion. Fill out the order form and click submit. You'll get an email from PayPal with a link to pay with (generally takes a minute or two for the email to arrive). Also, I'll email you a pdf copy of the invoice. You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay, but if you do, you c...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! Offer Extended!

I'm extending this offer for a bit. Getting low on some things so hurry.

Thanks to everyone that ordered, and folks that have helped out.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

I'm all caught up now, so let me know if you haven't heard from me (maybe the email addr I have for you isn't quite right, or something).

And thanks everyone...and thanks to Todd, Brig and everyone that has worked to make this such a good event.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Thanks for all the awesome comments. I love my wines, but maybe I love you all more now! :)
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

Kyle S chaffer wrote: January 27th, 2021, 12:26 pm I'm getting page not found. Think that's due to their internet outage or are they sold out?
No, not due to their power outage, but plausible assumption.

Go to this link https://iskaranu.com/shop/
All three offerings are there.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

NestorJohnSalazar wrote: January 27th, 2021, 12:19 pm odd I click on the links and get nothing... blank etc.

Anyone else?
Ah, the first three links they have are having problems. Fortunately, the link at the bottom brings you to the right page with all 3 offers. That link is:

https://iskaranu.com/shop/
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

No unfortunately, and no eta on when their power/etc will be on. And the pandemic prevents them from hanging out at a coffee shop to use their connection. Dang.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:59 am
Oh that sucks!!! Greg's wines are spectacular, too
Yes, exceptional wines. But it won't affect purchasing so it'll be a minor but annoying blip for Rita & Greg.

Woo Hoo.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1124

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

Greg and Rita's power and internet connection is out unfortunately. Of course, that doesn't affect buying cuz that's all on their website.

But, if you have questions or issues, post them here and I or someone will help until Greg/Rita are back on line.
by Eric Lundblad
January 26th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Thanks everyone!

I'm up to date on everything, so if you haven't gotten an email from me, check your spam folder or ping me.
by Eric Lundblad
January 26th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Thanks everyone for the orders and comments...I'm excited about the wines, and all of you enjoying them! Woo Hoo
by Eric Lundblad
January 25th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 2588

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

Another excellent green one, wasn't even really a tint, straight up green. Good juice. Berserkday purchase IIRC. 2017 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/9/2021) Fairly prevalent green color to the wine. Good sign in my book. Super wine, again, from Ladd. Seems...
by Eric Lundblad
January 24th, 2021, 5:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 46
Views: 2066

Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **

I make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from West Sonoma Coast, Sebastopol and the deep end of the Anderson Valley. I also make wine from the Sierra Foothills...higher elevation vineyards with interesting/complex soils, picked early for complex & refreshing wines. Chardonnay overview: This is from a si...
by Eric Lundblad
December 24th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Thanks for the great note/comments David and everyone. As David mentioned (in a separate context), this has aspects, esp savory/saline ones, that don't show up right away...so giving it some air (some form of a half double decant :) is a benefit. Other news: I only made Chardonnay this year, like ma...
by Eric Lundblad
November 19th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?

From your comments I'm thinking the most likely cause is reduction...i.e. it's either too young (needs more time in the cellar for air to slowly get into the wine) or more air prior to/during drinking. I have found several VT to be quite reductive in youth. For me it is usually more sulfur on the n...
by Eric Lundblad
November 17th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?

From your comments I'm thinking the most likely cause is reduction...i.e. it's either too young (needs more time in the cellar for air to slowly get into the wine) or more air prior to/during drinking.
by Eric Lundblad
November 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 79
Views: 8342

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

I did a Zoom tasting (with Aldo Vaca) of some PdB a couple of weeks ago. The 16 'regular' Barbaresco was terrific on it's own merits and esp for the price. It doesn't have the glamour of the crus, but I'd get this (and did) over the 15 Muncagota, which we also tasted. The 1970 'regular' Barbaresco w...
by Eric Lundblad
October 25th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

Re: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?

Vivino and Delectable always seemed relatively identical. With more usage, Vivino is the winner, and it still functions when you don't have a connection, which is nice. So far, the bottle IDing in Vivino works pretty well. It tries to sell you stuff, but what doesn't these days. Outside bottle pics...
by Eric Lundblad
October 25th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?
Replies: 29
Views: 1844

Re: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?

Vivino and Delectable always seemed relatively identical. With more usage, Vivino is the winner, and it still functions when you don't have a connection, which is nice. So far, the bottle IDing in Vivino works pretty well. It tries to sell you stuff, but what doesn't these days. Outside bottle pics ...
by Eric Lundblad
October 12th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lazy decanting method.
Replies: 25
Views: 1535

Re: Lazy decanting method.

Another easy option for getting air into the wine is to use a pyrex glass measuring cup (2 cup size works well). Pour some wine into the pyrex and pour it back in the bottle. The great thing is the pouring lip of the pyrex fits perfectly into the top of the bottle...I've never spilled, even when I'm...
by Eric Lundblad
October 8th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crowd Pleasing Wins to Pair with Tasting Menu
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Re: Crowd Pleasing Wins to Pair with Tasting Menu

... The menu really begs for whites, imo. If forcing reds is a must, by course: 1. Barbera; Zinfandel; Grenache 2. a light Pinot Noir (e.g. Bourgogne) 3. - just don't - 4. Pinot Noir 5. Zinfandel; Cabernet Sauvignon; Syrah I agree this is a great whites menu, and my apologises for pimping my own wi...
by Eric Lundblad
October 1st, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6933

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

I couldn't read all the back and forth here. I may well lose my home tonight, and my vineyard from which I produce wines, and my pet, and someone is insensitive enough to ask if he might enjoy the spoils of my heartache? Go away. Wishing you all the luck in the world tonight Merrill. Same here Merr...
by Eric Lundblad
September 29th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2679

Re: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed

I wonder if the microbiome of the stems would harbor organisms that didn't exist on the grapes themselves? Maybe not, but it seems possible. I agree on pombe, but I have seen some recent literature that suggests acetic production is strain dependent, I'll try to dig some of it up. Regardless, it wo...
by Eric Lundblad
September 29th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2679

Re: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed

Great data about the 0 WC, 50%, and 100% alc levels Jeff. Regarding a mechanism would describe binding alcohol preferentially in the stems...the stems absorb some amount of alcohol by diffusion/osmosis. I agree this would be a tiny amount. You're right that some of the non Sacc C yeasts at the begin...
by Eric Lundblad
September 29th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2679

Re: Re:

... This is just a wild guess, but one possibility is the final alc difference is mostly due to the tanks having somewhat different brix levels, and non-stem was hotter and blew off more alc (can be a significant source of alc loss). ... But it was the tank with stems that ended up a degree lower. ...
by Eric Lundblad
September 29th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2679

Re: Re:

.... The possible paths for sugar: - The sugar gets converted into some other compound, glycerol is a popular option here. Side comment: converting sugar to ethanol is stressful on the yeast...producing glycerol is the yeast's way of relieving that stress (some yeast are better or worse at handling...
by Eric Lundblad
September 29th, 2020, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol content of finished wine, whole cluster vs de-stemmed
Replies: 71
Views: 2679

Paging Professor Lundblad Lol, thanks :) I've spent a fair amt of time on the 'where can brix go' question (there's a "where's Waldo", or a "wack a mole" joke here somewhere I'm sure). It's 3am (fell asleep in front of the TV), so don't expect it to be too coherent. The possible...
by Eric Lundblad
September 28th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?
Replies: 29
Views: 1285

Re: Is Sémillon the Southern Hemisphere's Greatest White Grape?

I had my first one yesterday, and I'd have to agree! It was a 2005 Grosset Semillon Sauvignon Blanc...50% Clare Valley semillon and 50% Adelaide Hills sauvignon blanc. Ok, not 100% semillon, but it was in charge of this blend imo. A brilliant yellow green color, and amazingly well preserved cool fru...
by Eric Lundblad
September 26th, 2020, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 377
Views: 36774

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Even I, ever skeptical and sarcastic one, underestimated the spin already taking place. RE: "The industry no longer calls it smoke taint as some palates such as my own prefer and seek out the ash taste in wine, so it can be a positive," says Sally Murdoch, communications manager for the O...
by Eric Lundblad
September 18th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 45
Views: 4034

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Sean Devaney wrote: September 11th, 2020, 9:49 pm
Joe B wrote: September 11th, 2020, 7:38 pm By more from the previous vintage?
If you are making wine I don't think any grapes from the previous vintage are available neener
I'd be worried that grapes from the prior vintage might be over ripe by now!
by Eric Lundblad
September 13th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 377
Views: 36774

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Fred Scherrer wrote: September 13th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Eric,

Based on my experiences and observations this year, I think you'll be fine in that location.

F
Thanks Fred! I always appreciate your thoughts, and esp your wines.
by Eric Lundblad
September 13th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 377
Views: 36774

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

My Chardonnay is being picked tomorrow/Monday...expect it'll come in at mid 21 brix or so. It's had very little time around smoke, when the near-ish fires we're going, due to its proximity to the coast and location (west of Sebastopol). It's been around smoke more lately, but that was far away smoke...
by Eric Lundblad
September 8th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 377
Views: 36774

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

The best (imo, of course) fire map/imaging website right now is: https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#t:adv;d:2020-09-08;l:noaa20-viirs,viirs;@-119.4,40.2,6z Very well thought out & laid out website. This includes options for both VIIRS and Modus...the two best satellite fire imaging (note...
by Eric Lundblad
September 8th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 131
Views: 10485

Re: Fires-Oregon

Sorry to hear about the fires up there. The best (imo, of course) fire map/imaging website right now is: https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/map/#t:adv;d:2020-09-08;l:noaa20-viirs,viirs;@-119.4,40.2,6z Very well thought out & laid out website. This includes options for both VIIRS and Modus...th...
by Eric Lundblad
September 7th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 377
Views: 36774

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Yeah, Petaluma and esp Marin have been getting hit hard with smoke for a while now. Great to hear that your place/area is clear Paul. It's my understanding that the portion of smoke that causes the taint, and damages our lungs, is the PM2.5 portion...and it's very difficult to gauge visually. AirNow...
by Eric Lundblad
September 7th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 377
Views: 36774

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Re Smoke, everything I see for smoke (PM2.5) has sonoma/napa in the green and yellow range for the last 3 days.
by Eric Lundblad
September 7th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ladd Cellars Tempranillo (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: TN: 2017 Ladd Cellars Tempranillo (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

Thanks David! I'm very happy how this is shaping up. It was a bit challenging...the fermentation was complete and I was scheduled to press this to barrel on the Monday that the big 2017 fires started. So it got a bit of unexpected time on the skins (~2 weeks of extended maceration) because we couldn...
by Eric Lundblad
September 5th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 114
Views: 6528

Re: Who is using DIAM?

Frank, have you had premixed bottles finished with DIAM? Howard, no, I haven't, but although I'm running across them more and more, I've still had vastly fewer DIAM finished bottles than those with natural corks, and not surprisingly they've been from fairly recent vintages. Fevre wasn't all in on ...

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