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by Jason T
October 18th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness
Replies: 111
Views: 8191

Re: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 18th, 2019, 8:53 am
First of all, anyone who is shipping when it's 95 degrees deserves what they get.
Agreed, except maybe for those shipping next day air.
by Jason T
October 18th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 60
Views: 2519

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

I've got about 300-320 at home and then about another 500 in storage. In my case I wanted a well-diversified stash at home that can scratch almost any type of itch I have over cover almost any type of cuisine I might cook. I'm actually really happy with it considering I started it from scratch just ...
by Jason T
October 18th, 2019, 12:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Road Pops
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: Road Pops

Warren, I think you clearly need two of them.
by Jason T
October 17th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting article by Asimov in the New York Times about climate change and wine
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Interesting article by Asimov in the New York Times about climate change and wine

Expanding on his point 5) the unpredictable weather, as I understand it, can also lead to greater extremes. For example warm periods showing up sooner than expected, triggering an early growing season. Followed by frost, which even if not later than normal can be devastating if the vines are already...
by Jason T
October 17th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

Jim Anderson wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 9:34 am
Good luck there. I’m sure many folks here can tell you about mixed results. Not trying to throw water on a hopefully wonderful night, just saying. One of the best meals of my life was there. Another time...
The night I dined there must have been “another time”.
by Jason T
October 17th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 04 Grosset Polish Hill and Pike's Rieslings
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: TN: 04 Grosset Polish Hill and Pike's Rieslings

Cool notes Todd. I don’t see a lot of AU Riesling in the US/UK. But these notes sound right up my alley!
by Jason T
October 16th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1832

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

Two possibilities. One, I would actually love the wine. Two, the wine would give me botulism.
by Jason T
October 16th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1173

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Jay, I find your desire to be the consummate host quite admirable. Though I do think there's value in potentially turning someone onto something else they might like. In any event I'm interested in folk's responses here because I KNOW there is good Pinot Grigio to be had out there, I too simply don'...
by Jason T
October 16th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I cut my teeth on these wines. I’m looking forward to comparing the aged versions to my memory of what they were like in their youth. I’ve had older zins that were amazingly complex and some that tasted like generic old wine. Wines like the Monte Rosso and Old Hill seemed to have the stuffing when ...
by Jason T
October 16th, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge announcement - White Rhone Release
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: Yup...

This seems like a good place to announce that in the last year I’ve fallen in love with Picpoul. Had a bunch - so nice and pleasing and crazy cheap. Oh, and this wine sounds fantastic. Yup, Jason..the Picpoul contributes mostly to the structure and mouthfeel, but the aromatics speak mostly of GB/Ro...
by Jason T
October 16th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Same here. 2nd or 3rd week of Jan would work. I’m relatively open on date within that time frame. ... I’m in for Tuesday with contemporary French/American. Though if there was conviction for Wednesday apps/steaks I’d go along. Lets say: Tuesday, January 21st River Park (can switch to steakhouse lat...
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge announcement - White Rhone Release
Replies: 28
Views: 1507

Re: Ridge announcement - White Rhone Release

This seems like a good place to announce that in the last year I’ve fallen in love with Picpoul. Had a bunch - so nice and pleasing and crazy cheap. Oh, and this wine sounds fantastic.
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Same here. 2nd or 3rd week of Jan would work. I’m relatively open on date within that time frame. Jason, will let you pick: Tuesday at Contemporary American/French (food is more expensive, nice stems, may have tiny corkage), Tuesday at italian ($20/bottle corkage + reasonable-ish priced italian), W...
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Happy to set up an offline in NY and split a few bottles that I purchased/have others bring theirs. Would have to be an odd time around the holidays, unless we pushed to Jan/Feb. I couldn’t do the holidays. Could maybe do Jan, and would happily contribute some bottles. happy to pencil in a date now...
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Sh@n A wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 10:38 am
Happy to set up an offline in NY and split a few bottles that I purchased/have others bring theirs. Would have to be an odd time around the holidays, unless we pushed to Jan/Feb.
I couldn’t do the holidays. Could maybe do Jan, and would happily contribute some bottles.
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Sh@n A wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 9:40 am
I really liked the tasting notes. They were very well done. I am going to save them down now, to have them in the future when I drink the wines.
There were tasting notes? [wink.gif]
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Dude. Hurts so good. Kept it under 4 figures. #winning Nice work. I would have liked to keep it lower but I was too scared that if I went back and adjusted my quantities down on some I might lose out on others. There's a mushroom cloud in the vicinity of my wallet right now but I'm not sure I care....
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

4 cases later...I don't even care if I missed anything - this is literally going to be drinking for the next couple years, such an incredible opportunity! [swoon.gif] Should add the most I bought of any bottle was 2 - vast majority were singletons of the $25 variety, which only makes this all the m...
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

AlexS wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 9:13 am
4 cases later...I don't even care if I missed anything - this is literally going to be drinking for the next couple years, such an incredible opportunity!
4.25 and I passed on a bunch of stuff. And a good friend of mine got a shade over 3, so hopefully these bottles are sound. [berserker.gif]
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I got lucky, was able to step out of the meeting I was in and got back to my desk at exactly 5pm. Didn't have an email yet so just logged into the website and the offer was up.
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Prices were EXTREMELY fair. A huge, huge thanks to Joel for extending us such gracious pricing. He certainly didn't have to, and I imagine it still would have sold through had he not.
by Jason T
October 15th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I......did well. Got everything I wanted. Good luck everyone.
by Jason T
October 14th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 638

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

Never had Scherrer before but that note reminds me that Alexander Valley Cabs with some age really can shine.
by Jason T
October 14th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: TN: 2017 Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

John, great note. I tried their Pinots for the first time in fall of ‘18, when I was there for a (really fantastic) tasting of their sparkling wines. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed their Pinots. If it wasn’t our very first stop in a weekend of tastings I might have picked a couple up.
by Jason T
October 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: TN: 2017 J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Uber-Saugvignon Croft Vineyard

Patricia Green’s Sauvignon Blanc, which I just tasted for the first time this month, is not just my favorite in Oregon but anywhere. Incredible intensity. Also, half the price of the J Christopher.
by Jason T
October 12th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

I just re-cork it with whatever traditional wine cork I have laying around. Using this method I’ve always had bottles last up to two nights. I.e. open on Friday bottle is still sound on a Sunday. Never tried stretching it longer than that.
by Jason T
October 12th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19811

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

As regards olive oil: I've taken to buying Lebanese and Syrian olive oils from a Persian grocery. Great oil, of high quality, and less expensive than oil from European countries. I buy big bottles (1.5 liters and larger) and we use a lot of it now. Lebanese olive oil has been in our rotation for a ...
by Jason T
October 12th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

YLee wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Someone start a poll.
Damnit, we need Alan Eden more than ever.
by Jason T
October 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Looking suggestion on Carpet Cleaner Machine
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Looking suggestion on Carpet Cleaner Machine

Post in the Asylum?
by Jason T
October 11th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Anton D wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 3:52 pm
I'm guessing 35 dollar range.
I can’t tell whether you guys are serious or are just looking to put on the “double reverse jinx”. Either way, keep it coming.
by Jason T
October 11th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22598

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Gris Reserve - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (10/9/2019) Crystal clear, med pale yellow in the glass. The nose leads with a yeasty/leesy note that reminds me of Champagne. Followed by citrus and minerality. The palate leads with some soft citrus, lemon zest and...
by Jason T
October 11th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Ok, I am guessing $50 a bottle - just a guess. How many think over, how many under? (just for fun) I guess it really depends on which bottle. Also as mentioned above Joel made it seem like the bottles were saved from being thrown away so I'm going to say $20 a bottle I’ve got the over. Well over.
by Jason T
October 9th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hommage to Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: Hommage to Shake Ridge Ranch

Fantastic article Mike. Thanks for sharing.
by Jason T
October 9th, 2019, 2:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2442

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Primary - all the characteristics coming from the vineyard and grape (fruit, floral, herbaceous) Secondary - all the characteristics coming from the wine making process (oak, malo, lees contact, etc) Tertiary - all the characteristics coming from maturation. (graphite, mushroom, forest floor) This ...
by Jason T
October 8th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2442

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

My understanding is similar to Hanks, though I’m not sure floral/herbaceous notes are from the vineyard. I’d think of those as secondary, as I believe they wouldn’t show up until after fermentation. To that end I’d expand secondary to include byproducts of fermentation.
by Jason T
October 8th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting heat damage data point
Replies: 13
Views: 1107

Re: Interesting heat damage data point

Interesting indeed. I don’t have anything at that extreme. However when I lived in NOLA my daily and not-quite-daily wines were stored at room temperature, which was usually 73-75 for a good chunk of the year. 3 years of that and none of the wines tasted advanced in comparison to their counterparts ...
by Jason T
October 8th, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tomato/Sundried tomato Aroma and TN -- help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 612

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

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? Anton, are you r...
by Jason T
October 7th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22598

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Yeah these will benefit from some age but there’s no reason to wait.
by Jason T
October 7th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Dinner with the Bastubas in Detroit--incl 14 Kutch Chard, 06 Paillard, 16 Dark Hollow and splendid mead
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: TNs--Dinner with the Bastubas in Detroit--incl 14 Kutch Chard, 06 Paillard, 16 Dark Hollow and splendid mead

As my avatar shows Michigan is a special place for me. I’ve had a number of Black Star Farms wines and a handful of them had “more stuffing” than you’d expect from a typical “porch wine”. Black Star Farms May not show the best of what that area can do, but it certainly makes nice wines that will als...
by Jason T
October 7th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1719

Re: My First Musar

I had my first Musar several weeks back - happened to be an '03. Let it decant a couple hours prior to tasting. It was very nice but perhaps I just expected more? Robert's description below definitely applied. I’ve had the 99 twice in the last couple of months, definitely go with that one. And post ...
by Jason T
October 7th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?
Replies: 52
Views: 1730

Re: How can I track the temperature along a shipping route?

Richard Albert wrote:
October 6th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Unexpected BOOM!

My shipper has told me that UPS uses lots of trains for ground service transportation.
I thought this was common, or relatively common knowledge? My assumption is that anything moving more than a time zone east or west is doing so by train.
by Jason T
October 5th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 52
Views: 3780

Re: Winebid revised.....

Nice of Russ to pop in and comment.
by Jason T
October 5th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Henri Maire Arbois Vin Jaune (France, Jura, Arbois)
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: TN: 1979 Henri Maire Arbois Vin Jaune (France, Jura, Arbois)

John, I love Vin Jaune though haven’t had much. Thanks for the note, this sounds truly amazing.
by Jason T
October 5th, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine and spirits being aged decade+ should use organic
Replies: 9
Views: 413

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

And that... just happened.
by Jason T
October 4th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3653

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

Well it’s one thing when a WB member has a bad experience with a winery or a wine shop as a. Ustomer... as a vendor is a whole different kettle of fish. Not suggesting that Stephen should name names. Just pointing out that it’s relatively infrequent, though not unheard of.
by Jason T
October 3rd, 2019, 3:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Seriously, thanks guys for posting this. I'd missed the email. I'm too young to have enjoyed Joel's wines the first time around, but given my love of Zin, and Once and Future in particular, I suspect I'll really enjoy these. I'll try to leave some for everyone else. [berserker.gif] Though, my client...
by Jason T
October 3rd, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11876

Re: Ravenswood library offer

AD Northup wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 6:44 pm
Good time to be on a business trip in Europe...
Or to live here. champagne.gif
by Jason T
October 3rd, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2506

Re: Mountain Lions

Randy Bowman wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:39 pm
He was like a 120 pound house cat that rubbed up against you and loved to be petted.
That sounds terrifying, whether it enjoyed being petted or not.
by Jason T
October 3rd, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 34
Views: 2506

Re: Mountain Lions

In all seriousness, if you've got a lion problem, then I'd have everyone slinging a 12-gauge over their shoulders So in addition to working in the hot sun and carrying tubs of grapes, they're supposed to carry around fully loaded 12-guages? And will all of them know how to use those guns and be rea...
by Jason T
October 3rd, 2019, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 407
Views: 19811

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

Mike Miller wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 12:13 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 4:25 pm
Jeez, how did we ever end up in this situation?
Pretty easy to figure out. I can’t spell it out because of guidelines. But it fairly obvious.
Given his participation in the other forum, I’m thinking Dennis knows that - and thus his question is rhetorical.

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