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by Drew Goin
September 17th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Vineyard Society and Cal Poly Old Vine Zin Research Project
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Historic Vineyard Society and Cal Poly Old Vine Zin Research Project

You can arrange for your Amazon purchases to benefit the HVS as well! Check out the HVS site for detail, IIRC.

It is important for a new Zinfandel study site to be established as I believe that the Napa Heritage Vineyard location was terminated recently.
by Drew Goin
September 17th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 248
Views: 13866

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

Disgorgeous Podcast - Season 8 Episode 101 : "March-ifornia Part 1: All's Well That Enz Well (A deep dive into the only vineyard in the Lime Kiln AVA with Ian Brand)" March 9, 2020 "The boys return for the first episode post the 100 ep milestone and they've brought along their good friend Ian Brand...
by Drew Goin
September 14th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 511
Views: 51037

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

I saw that the Ravenswood 2012 "Besieged" red blend included some Hemar Ranch, Alexander Valley, fruit. A Google search turned up this Gang of Pour page: http://gangofpour.com/bree/northern_ridge/index.html "[Ridge] 2000 Zinfandel Llewelyn – ATP - 77% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 15.2% alcohol - The H...
by Drew Goin
September 14th, 2020, 12:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Dante Robere is a Livermore-based winery that often bottles Contra Costa AVA wines. From the Dante Robere website : "... 2019 Rose` of Mourvedre - Contra Costa County $26 "With strawberry, watermelon and rose petal. Medium-bodied, clean, light and aromatic, this hugely versatile Rose` will stand up...
by Drew Goin
September 13th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 183
Views: 9988

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Thanks, Ken! Does he still get Carignan from the "Trimble Vineyard" in Mendocino?
by Drew Goin
September 12th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 183
Views: 9988

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Ramos Torres bottled a unique interpretation of old-vine Carignan from a Kingsberg vineyard I had not heard of prior to today... Your Central Valley News "A New Spin on an Old Wine" by Alex Backus Video : https://w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/anvload.html?key=eyJhdXRvcGxheSI6dHJ1ZSwiZXhwZWN0X3By...
by Drew Goin
September 12th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Old Forlorn-Hopes...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: TN: Two Old Forlorn-Hopes...(short/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!!
by Drew Goin
September 12th, 2020, 1:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 77
Views: 2700

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

+1 for Grgich Hills Fume Blanc

Back in the day, GH Fume Blanc and Frogs Leap Sauvignon Blanc were consistent cool-down pleasers for me.
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Text of In t'l Colloquium on Rhone Varietals
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: Text of In t'l Colloquium on Rhone Varietals

*BUMP*


I have yet to secure a source for a copy of "The International Colloquium on Rhone Varietals" program.

Hundreds of wine nerds could gain a deeper understanding of the exchange of info that took place between European and American winemakers and grape growers.
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I don't think I addressed this before, but the origin of Rosenblum's "Dobleman Vineyard" Zinfandel has had me scratching my head for a while... The Press.Net "Oakley’s Sandy Zin Vineyards" by Harry Stoll December 14, 2013 "...Oakley, with its sandy soil and cooling breezes from the Delta, is perfec...
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Zinfandel Advocates & Producers website: "Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards of the Contra Costa County AVA" by Shana Bull June 16, 2020 " Evangelho Vineyard "Morgan’s label Bedrock Wine Co. makes two different Zins from this legendary vineyard (they bought 10 acres of Evangelho back in 2017): ...
by Drew Goin
September 10th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stirm Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Stirm Wine

Sam C. wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Are the rieslings dry?
In my experience, yes.

The "Kick-On Ranch" really was a crowd-pleaser at a family dinner a few months ago. The "Wirz Vineyard" needs more time, in my opinion, but it showed well nevertheless shortly after release. Both were '15 vintage.
by Drew Goin
September 10th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stirm Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Stirm Wine

I have had a couple of Rieslings from STiRM in the past. Both were excellent! I really would like to try some of the reds from Ryan. Here are a couple of posts I made on the "Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage" thread regarding Ryan Stirm's work: The Wine Write Interview (Wirz Vineyard) "Is a Ri...
by Drew Goin
September 9th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 78
Views: 3513

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

I thought Bedrock ripped out its Barbera and replanted it to other varieties...
by Drew Goin
September 9th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: TN: 2017 Once & Future Wine Mataro Oakley Road Vineyard

Sounds like a step up in refinement to that of the Once & Future '16, which was an amazing wine! I don't know if it is just me, but the 2015 seemed like a (very beautiful) model of Contra Costa Mourvedre - richer, darker fruits, etc. The 2016 was similar, yet slightly lighter and more elegant, with ...
by Drew Goin
September 7th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 344
Views: 22308

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

I received a reply email from Mr Phillip Staehle of Enkidu regarding the 2016 bottling of "NK" Mourvedre, currently on sale for 50% Off: 16ENKMourvedrefront.jpg "Hi Drew: "Thank you for contacting us about our Mourvedre. This was a 50/50 blend of grapes used from an old vine vineyard on Oakley Rd. ...
by Drew Goin
September 7th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 248
Views: 13866

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

In a previous post on this thread, I noted that Margins Wine sources their Mourvedre from a Santa Clara County site called the "Sattler's Vineyard". Margins' website has added some details about this vineyard. IMG-0228.jpeg "Sattler's Vineyard" "...Year Planted: 2009 Acres: 2.7 Varietal: Mourvèdre ...
by Drew Goin
September 6th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 248
Views: 13866

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

SANTA CLARA VALLEY AND ITS RESOURCES (1896) The Santa Clara Valley Vineyards section starts at page 257. Fun quote from the intro: "It is a fact that a large part of the California wine shipped abroad finds its way back to this country and is sold under a French label." https://books.google.com/boo...
by Drew Goin
September 6th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Erggelet Brothers is a winery that has recently popped up on my radar. [/color] PhotoEmmaKMorris-09992.jpg From the website: "... Farming "Our approach to farming our vineyard is part of a greater farm philosophy. Julian and his wife Alli run a diverse organic farm project called The Urban Edge in ...
by Drew Goin
September 5th, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lucky Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Lucky Palace

I have been to Lucky Palace many times in the past. Excellent food, excellent wine. My brother used to frequent the restaurant way more than I did. He was more of a "food guy" than a "wine guy". Lim, the owner, just loves wine in the purest, most generous, and humble manner. Any visitor to the Lucky...
by Drew Goin
September 2nd, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Tulocay Winery , based in Napa Valley, is a small-production vintner focused on typical Coombsville AVA bottlings (Cab Sauv, Chard, Pinot, etc). Over the years, the winery's Zinfandel wines have been sourced from across the state. Currently, Tulocay has two wines created from old-vine Contra Costa ...
by Drew Goin
September 1st, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

2016-new-273.jpg Romick in Oakley Blog "The 2020 Harvest has Started in Oakley" August 21, 2020 "Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, they’re ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Generally the harvest starts around Labor Day in ...
by Drew Goin
August 28th, 2020, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book Review: The Wines of Faugeres by Rosemary George
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Book Review: The Wines of Faugeres by Rosemary George

I have contemplated reading this one in the past. I read her French Country Wines a few years ago, and enjoyed it.

Based on your comments, I will avoid The Wines of Faugeres now.
by Drew Goin
August 24th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Very cool, Ken! I have often enjoyed old-vine CoCo Carignan.
by Drew Goin
August 16th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 511
Views: 51037

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) has shared several videos of vineyard highlights on Vimeo... "Legendary Vineyards - Bedrock" https://vimeo.com/420009795 From the video description for the "Legendary Vineyards Teaser": "ZAP spent almost a year visiting and filming many of California’s Legendar...
by Drew Goin
August 15th, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Drew, I was watching some news on TV yesterday and saw a story about a proposed Islamic Community Center in Oakley. The reporter was standing in front of the site and there were lots of old vines behind her - I figured if anyone here would know that vineyard, it would be you. It's at the northwest ...
by Drew Goin
August 15th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

YouTube video:
Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines
"Evangehlo 2020 Pick BIG"


by Drew Goin
August 15th, 2020, 1:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Adam, I think it's exciting that you're working with such awesome fruit!! Contra Costa is home to some special vineyards.
by Drew Goin
August 14th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Wes Barton wrote:
August 13th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Ridge picked their Evangelo Carrignane two days ago.

Thanks for the info, Wes! Do you know if these grapes go into a blend or are to be vineyard-designated bottling(s)?
by Drew Goin
August 13th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I noticed that Ridge harvested grapes from " Sandy Lane Vineyard " in 2019: https://mobile.twitter.com/ridgevineyards/status/1168573118375440386 Lusu Cellars , Sunce , Birdhorse , ThereAfter , Post & Vine , and other are offering wines from " Sandy Lane ". I don't know whether the vineyard listed ab...
by Drew Goin
August 12th, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Adam Frisch wrote:
August 12th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Just signed to take some fruit from Sandy Lane, so it's not sold or gone yet. 130 year old vines.
Yeah, have seen some recent bottlings of Sandy Lane fruit, so I don't know what is going on...?

Can you divulge what your hopes are regarding which variety/ies to bottle?
by Drew Goin
August 12th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I found a winery that offers a couple of single-vineyard bottlings from the " Duarte Vineyard " of Oakley, CA. I am still trying to determine where the actual growing site is located. " Enoteca Five 2017 'Wanderlust' Chardonnay, 'Duarte Vineyards' "Located in the Sacramento River Delta community of...
by Drew Goin
August 4th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 225
Views: 15115

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

From the email: "...We plan to release our second set of vintage 2018 wines on Tuesday, August 11th to our customers who have previously purchased. On Wednesday, August 19th, we will send an offer to those who have not previously purchased. "Wines to be released: 2018 Coombsville Chardonnay 2 barrel...
by Drew Goin
August 3rd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Real Tribidrag??
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: First Real Tribidrag??

This thread is awesome.
by Drew Goin
August 3rd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley bottles finally slim down
Replies: 30
Views: 2027

Re: Turley bottles finally slim down

Wow, I had no idea Chuck House had collaborated on the original bottle design!
by Drew Goin
August 3rd, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: You Weren't InClined to Buy This...
Replies: 8
Views: 949

Re: TN: You Weren't InClined to Buy This...

A while back, I found an old website that details many vintages of Cline wines from the 1990's. http://www.sonic.net/~epcline/oldsite/wines.htm Here's what it states regarding the vineyard sources for the '94 vintage Contra Costa Mourvedre : "...Comprised of a blend of our very oldest and lowest yie...
by Drew Goin
July 18th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any love for Tony Coturri?
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Any love for Tony Coturri?

I tried an older (10+ years old) Coturri "natural" Zinfandel a few years ago. It was a dead bottle. However, the "Steel Plow Vineyard" Grenache from his Winery Sixteen 600 was good stuff. I would encourage the curious to explore these wines. He's got a Syrah as well, a Cab Sauv, a Rhône-style red, a...
by Drew Goin
June 23rd, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 344
Views: 22308

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

I suppose it was just a matter of time... Del Dotto Vineyards 2016 MOURVEDRE FORT ROSS-SEAVIEW SONOMA COAST " WINE DETAILS (NEW RELEASE) "TASTING NOTES: "Of all the Rhone varietals, Mourvedre is greatly dependent on where it is grown. At the 'Cinghiale Vineyard', the cool maritime influence moderat...
by Drew Goin
June 10th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Thanks for the tasting note!!

Limerick Lane recently had a deal online which brought the bottle price down significantly, IIRC.
by Drew Goin
June 10th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: Mead --- is it supposed to age well?

I had an acquaintance who brewed beer at home and made mead for an annual Renaissance Festival in the neighboring state. He said it took 5 gallons of mead to make a gallon(?) of mead. I was gifted a bottle of apricot mead made from Tupelo honey once. I accidentally forgot it at my folks' place in Ho...
by Drew Goin
June 1st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most ugly wine labels?
Replies: 19
Views: 1119

Re: Most ugly wine labels?

Old Lytton Springs winery labels.
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 51
Views: 4762

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

ChandlerVineyardTokay.jpg "Noble 130-year-old Flame Tokay in 3-acre Chandler Vineyard, one of the last remaining blocks of any size of this heirloom variety remaining in Lodi (hence, the world)" Lodi Wine Commission Blog "Sabelli-Frisch revives near forgotten Flame Tokay and Mission grapes as genui...
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 511
Views: 51037

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

From a Gamba Vineyards & Winery email featuring the summer vineyard work in the +100-year-old field:


YouTube Video: Gamba Vineyards






Gamba Vineyards website:
https://gambawinery.com/
by Drew Goin
May 16th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Don’t think this wine has been posted here yet. 2018 Rosé of Zinfandel from Del Barba Vineyard by Côte West Wine in Oakland . I help out there sometimes with bottling. Nice wine! Just opened a bottle yesterday evening. Thanks for posting this, Ken! I was browsing Cellar Tracker listings of "Contra ...
by Drew Goin
May 15th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Wine 1% Blog "Mourvedre Suspended" by Stephen McConnell February 21, 2017 Dropout Wines 2015 " Castanho Vineyard " Mourvedre wp-image-1402030397jpg.jpg "... For years I’ve said Contra Costa County grows some of the best wines in the world in their bottomless sand and don’t forget: I just got back f...
by Drew Goin
May 14th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 1644

Re: Tablas Creek blog - effect of temps on wine shipping

Here in Louisiana, it's almost always a gamble shipping cross country. Many bottles have arrived in an expeditious manner, only to be hot to the touch right out of the box or with a bulging cork.
by Drew Goin
May 14th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '11....(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: TN: Ridge Zin PaganiRanch '11....(short/boring)

Thanks for another great tasting note & a riddle solved, Tom!
by Drew Goin
April 27th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 248
Views: 13866

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

As many previous " Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage " thread posts focused on the Enz Vineyard of Lime Kiln, the current feed of info centering on this region appear to remain hyperfocused on another singular viticultural site: the Wirz Vineyard. dd455350-5fa0-4284-bb5b-ca5a99ab50f1.jpg From ...
by Drew Goin
April 15th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 337
Views: 25494

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From Antonio Galloni's Vinous website: "Tuesday April 7: Tegan Passalacqua (Sandlands) The history of California’s old-vine sites and the re-discovery of California’s heritage varieties are just two of many subjects we will explore in this seminar. " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF6Dcqky-fM Cont...

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