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by Rich Brown
October 16th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 260
Views: 11147

Re: Ravenswood library offer

So first off, Erika has been incredible in regards to customer service and helped me out early on as for some reason I was not receiving the emails even though I have ordered since the first O&F release. After getting that straightened out, I placed my order for some 87 Sonoma zin, 94 Petite Sirah, ...
by Rich Brown
October 14th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great! Nice! Really happy to hear that Sherri, as the sole 13 Nervo I opened last year was, unfortunately, not good. Zero fruit, and just not pleasurable over 3 days. Glad to hear the 14s ar...
by Rich Brown
October 14th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 35
Views: 1814

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Dont think ive ever placed an order so quickly for an offer I wasnt expecting, ha!
by Rich Brown
October 14th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Just starting to dip my toes into the 2014's. Opened a '14 Nervo ranch heritage wine this weekend and it was great! Nice! Really happy to hear that Sherri, as the sole 13 Nervo I opened last year was, unfortunately, not good. Zero fruit, and just not pleasurable over 3 days. Glad to hear the 14s ar...
by Rich Brown
October 13th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Yeah man, I totally get it and those are all valid points for sure. I can see wanting to open one super young to try and get a feel for them (again, I'd absolutley go OVZ or Dolinsek), especially since they're fairly priced....but i think you're spot on with also sourcing an older one to compare to...
by Rich Brown
October 13th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Yeah man, I totally get it and those are all valid points for sure. I can see wanting to open one super young to try and get a feel for them (again, I'd absolutley go OVZ or Dolinsek), especially since they're fairly priced....but i think you're spot on with also sourcing an older one to compare to ...
by Rich Brown
October 13th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles. Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance. Next one I uncork will be his 18th I think. Perfect. Know you're in the same boat with the 10 birthyear. ...
by Rich Brown
October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Albert R wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
The 14 & 16 OVZ are drinking good. The 15 needs time.
Good feedback Albert. Noted on the 15's.
by Rich Brown
October 13th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 8:32 am
10 Papa’s All Blacks is so delicious. I’m hiding my last two bottles.
Nice Glenn!! So you feel like these could age for a long time? Sons birth year and have been hoping theyll go the distance.
by Rich Brown
October 12th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Really wasn’t intended as a rant, rather a perspective, you can buy some, pop a few young, cellar others and go from there. It doesn’t have to be an either/or but rather and and...do both, age some, drink some. While I appreciate and truly respect the opinions of people on this board, sometimes one...
by Rich Brown
October 12th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

I’ve only been buying Bedrock for a couple of years. I popped and drank many young because I wanted to try them. I enjoyed every one I tried, some more than others...those some I bought more of, which I think is the point. Would they have been better with age, probably. Did I enjoy them young, yes....
by Rich Brown
October 12th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

So let’s think about this for a minute. The guy gets first ever shipment from Bedrock, and he should wait three years to open anything? He’s going to have a new offering hit his email in 3-4 months. Shouldn’t he try a few to see what he thinks? My early experience with Bedrock was that I opened the...
by Rich Brown
October 12th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 OVZ

Damn good day 1.....and absolutely delicious day 2. Soaring perfume with red fruits, spice, and plenty of acidity. Honestly....has anyone else found a $19 bottle that drinks better than this?? Year in/out, a delicious wine and stunning value.
by Rich Brown
October 12th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

Case in point - opened a 14 OVZ yesterday and it was good. Today, it was excellent (like....substantially better). And this is from their entry level zin. These wines really do demand time.....I highly recommend finding an older bottle at auction, and if you do open an 18 now, give it tons of air.
by Rich Brown
October 12th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Bedrock welcome shipment
Replies: 50
Views: 2391

Re: My Bedrock welcome shipment

I would only open an Old Vine zin and give it tons of air. Even that is going to be REALLY young. Maybe a Dolinsek if you got one in the bundle. Obviously plenty others here disagree, but to me the single vineyard wines demand 5+ years to start strutting their stuff, and are nowhere near as enjoyabl...
by Rich Brown
October 10th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

cheesehead Huh. Evangelho is one of my absolute favorites. I love the story and want to like the wines....but am always just so underwhelmed compared to most of the other single vineyard offerings. Dont get me wrong, I wouldn't be mad if someone opened one and I had to drink it....I just find my do...
by Rich Brown
October 10th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

cheesehead Huh. Evangelho is one of my absolute favorites. I love the story and want to like the wines....but am always just so underwhelmed compared to most of the other single vineyard offerings. Dont get me wrong, I wouldn't be mad if someone opened one and I had to drink it....I just find my dol...
by Rich Brown
October 10th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 260
Views: 11147

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Got to try the 94 RW Monte Rosso Zin at a Bedrock tasting a few years back. Extremely interesting wine. By far the oldest zin I've ever had. Still very clearly a zin, decent amount of fruit left, but with a lot of aged cab like features starting to show, leather, tobacco, spice. Count me in. 94 MR ...
by Rich Brown
October 10th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Wow Rich, I certainly knew you shared my love for the Bedrock 2012s but didn't know you're in the same camp as me on Evangelho. It's as great of a wine as any Bedrock but just not my cuppa...although that said, I too grabbed one of the "Areio e Vento e Amor" from the last offer. I'm so weak lol. aO...
by Rich Brown
October 10th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Last night, 2012 Bedrock Evangelho Heritage. Although I tend to struggle with Evangelho, speaking objectively, the 2012 is in a great spot right now - very accessible, well-balanced and full of flavor. Evangelho fans will love the 2012, which is yet another fantastic Bedrock from a vintage where Mo...
by Rich Brown
October 8th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fine Disregard Fall Release
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Fine Disregard Fall Release

Gotta grab some Semillon for sure! Great wine at an excellent price.

Have a bottle of the 15 Lost Row but have been unsure when to open it. Anyone try one recently??
by Rich Brown
October 4th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4857

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Thanks for this- order in! Some silly deals!!
by Rich Brown
October 4th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: aucwine.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2200

Re: aucwine.com

I have purchased from them on one occasion- they were the only U.S. retailer that had a particular wine I was looking for. No problems with the transaction (haven’t opened the wine yet, but bottle looked fine and it is not pricey enough to be fake). Good to hear, as I also have 1 bottle waiting to ...
by Rich Brown
September 29th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Belle De Jour. Not very exciting and seems super young still. Cant recall, does this have a decent amount of PS in it?? Label says Zinfandel but I swear I'm getting a heavy note of PS. Either way, I'll be holding the rest of my bottles for a while. 13s in general are taking a long time to full...
by Rich Brown
September 29th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2013 Belle De Jour. Not very exciting and seems super young still. Cant recall, does this have a decent amount of PS in it?? Label says Zinfandel but I swear I'm getting a heavy note of PS. Either way, I'll be holding the rest of my bottles for a while. 13s in general are taking a long time to fully...
by Rich Brown
September 28th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6124

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I would love to have many bottles of this. Very difficult now to find and the price has skyrocketed. They are like $137 At Costco. And they have tons of them.. :) I was going to pick some up in Hong Kong for slightly cheaper but seems checking out Costco would be better option then. Now.... Who do ...
by Rich Brown
September 27th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6124

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I have now had 3 bottles this year- the last 2 were not occasions where detailed notes were possible. I am posting on this thread to note that the wine has recently become unexpectedly accessible and is showing beautifully. The greatest potential is still there- but this has happily opened up since...
by Rich Brown
September 27th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6124

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Finally cracked a bottle of 08 and it's no joke. Easily the best young Dom I've ever had....which is ideal as its the year my wife and I got married. I will continue to load up on these.

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by Rich Brown
September 20th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Which Aubert Chardonnay are drinking well now

mark rudner wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 1:03 pm
2 recent '14s were drinking beautifully
a sonoma coast and a uvsl btw
Agreed! Had the 2014 Ritchie, Larry Hyde, and Eastside a few weeks back and they were all drinking really, really well but should hold for quite a while.
by Rich Brown
September 20th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard

Popped a bottle tonight based on the glowing review David and I agree - it's delicious! I will say though that the oak stood out just a LITTLE bit too much for me still....which should remedy itself in the near-term (and prob hold/drink well for a long time) Regardless, been impressed with literally...
by Rich Brown
September 19th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 514
Views: 34610

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

Had the 88 Devils Hill PS with Backroads Bob Summers in our house last weekend. Wine showed magnificently and was youthful with easily appreciated tannins. Delicious, among the best bottles this year. Nice Glenn - 2nd strong note I've read lately on Devils Hill PS from the 80s. I have a bottle of 1...
by Rich Brown
September 17th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: Martini Winery
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: 750Daily: Martini Winery

I am surely not the only wine geek with mixed feelings about Gallo, dating back over half a century when Gallo California Zinfandel in gallons became my go-to wine. In those days, $5/gallon and probably 100% Sonoma from Estate vineyards. OTOH I have serious dislike and distrust for a few of their w...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Old Amador Zins & Stickies w/ the Sobons..(long/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: TN: Some Old Amador Zins & Stickies w/ the Sobons..(long/boring)

Wow, great notes around what sounds like an incredible night Tom! I love trying older zins, and actually have a few of those in the cellar. Bummed to hear the Carneros Creek didnt show better (I've had great luck with older CC wines), and especially that the 74 Sutter Home didnt exactly shine. I hav...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1450
Views: 97780

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2013 Compagni Portis [media] https://www.instagram.com/p/B2a0D66nq57/?igshid=203jdftp8hw7 [/media] ^ I love this. So the 2013 Compagni was still a little youthful? It was in a great spot my man! I'd say it's just starting to enter a prime drinking window that should last for a long while (prob 5 to...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

Rubicon (1979) was the wine that was opened for me to celebrate my first job in wine back in 1990. I eventually built out a six or seven year vertical in the shop as they were readily available from the distributor. I haven't drank one in at least 10 years but they do last very well. I don't think ...
by Rich Brown
September 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.
Replies: 11
Views: 1845

Re: A visit to Hooker House, Bedrock Wine Co. raises the bar.

So awesome! I need to get my ass over there and check it out. Thanks for posting!
by Rich Brown
September 15th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

I have a few 750’s of this wine. Planning to open in the next year. Hope they’ve aged as well as this magnum. Me too - definitley report back when you open one. The color on this wine was so awesome/youthful and it continued to open up over the course of the evening, so I'd be pretty bullish on a 7...
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 388

TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

Exceeded expectations - check out the color in 2nd pic!! Happy to have 2 more of these birth-year Maggies left!!

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by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1450
Views: 97780

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

2013 Compagni Portis

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by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 2944

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Thanks for the heads up on Ratsel. My first SQN was 02 JFTLOI. I think back then I drank them all too young. So I promised myself I would salt them away. I didn't even look at the 2016 CT notes, but apparently they are singing. It's like there's an early window, then they shut downed and you need t...
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 2944

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Just had the 2016 Sine Qua Non Syrah Rätsel 16 last month and it was singing. The sommelier and the owner both agreed. Nice! Sounds like you were luckier than I was with an early shot at the 16's, as the Dirt Vernacular Grenache I had last month was all oak and tannin.....even after tons of air and...
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 2944

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

2006 Raven Syrah a couple weeks ago was drinking really well.

Overshadowed a bit by an 09 Saxum James Berry....but still a great wine.
by Rich Brown
September 14th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 104
Views: 8445

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Anthony Iezzi wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 9:11 am
Popped another 16 SLD last night and it's even better. Wish I could've found more. Only a few left. Fellow Phoenix area winos please post if & when you see the 17 and try it!
Will do Anthony! Please do the same!
by Rich Brown
September 13th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.
Replies: 9
Views: 930

Re: 2015 Bedrock - Syrah Weill a Way Vineyard w/a Kombucha-like blob in bottle.

Could be lees or could be protein dropping out of the solution. I’ve had similar in a Wind Gap Syrah. The wine was fine, I filtered out the blob. D3055659-E9FD-4E0F-B246-9A56E171C4DD.jpeg Man, that is some freaky looking sh*t my man!! Glad the wine was fine.....but how long did you debate about whe...
by Rich Brown
September 12th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 679

Re: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard

Awesome note David! Tried opening one a while back but it was corked.....which the winery immediately replaced (awesome customer service). Maybe I'll get it another go this weekend. Thanks again for the note!
by Rich Brown
September 12th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 104
Views: 8445

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

This thread gives me hope for this board. I know the source of the grapes and the quality of the wine making for the SLD (and no I'm not naming names), and it's great to see good values called out regardless of the brand. That's because I clearly have an amazing palate ;) Kyle, do you by chance hav...
by Rich Brown
September 9th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel
Replies: 11
Views: 610

Re: 1968 Chateau Souverain Zinfindel

Awesome!! Absolutley love it when an old zin shows so well!! Always a crap shoot for sure....but those nice wins make the gamble worth the minimal cost of admission.
by Rich Brown
September 9th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Verget Chablis Valmur & 2001 Mondavi Cab
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: TN: 1995 Verget Chablis Valmur & 2001 Mondavi Cab

Awesome notes!! Especially love hearing that about the 01 Mondavi - have an 01 Reserve magnum kicking around storage that I'm thinking I'll hold for some time.
by Rich Brown
September 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2267
Views: 146828

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Papera Ranch (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley) 9/8/2019 rated 94 points: Decanted 2 hrs. With my sincerest apologies to the Bedrock Dolinsek Ranch (which I love too) , but for my palate, The Bedrock Papera is the champion of the early drinkin...

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