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by Drew Goin
April 19th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)
Replies: 33
Views: 1072

Re: A Bevy of Bedrocks in Milwaukee (Unicorn Sightings)

Amazing tasting notes!!

Thanks guys!
by Drew Goin
April 17th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burg, Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot and a terrific Albarino surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Red Burg, Santa Cruz Mountain Pinot and a terrific Albarino surprise

One nice thing about wine business trips is that I sometimes get to dine at the homes of friends who do not live nearby and are not ITB. At the end of last week, I had an invitation and a really lovely dinner. My hostess just told me to grab a white wine out of the fridge, she was only drinking red...
by Drew Goin
April 10th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some More New Calif Wines...(long/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: TN: Some More New Calif Wines...(long/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!
by Drew Goin
April 6th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 160
Views: 5759

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Thanks for the input! I would like to think that many Spanish Car/Gre blends would go the distance, as well as a few Californian bottlings. I have not had an " old " bottle, only about 8 years old. It was the Wild Hog 2002 " Porter-Bass Vineyard " Carignan, and it was all oak. [head-bang.gif]
by Drew Goin
April 5th, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 326
Views: 16577

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

YouTube video from Grape Collective (02/10/2017):


"Daniel Ravier of Domaine Tempier"


by Drew Goin
April 4th, 2019, 11:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 160
Views: 5759

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

What is the oldest bottle of Carignan anyone here has tasted (that was still sound)?
by Drew Goin
April 3rd, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 160
Views: 5759

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Drew, thanks for raising interest in this grape and posting two of my articles about it. I'd just kind of stumbled upon their posting today when scanning the forums and seeing "Carignan!" sticking out at me. ...This second one is actually quite interesting as it is now allowed in Catalunya to use "...
by Drew Goin
March 28th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High Quality Sangiovese in California?
Replies: 39
Views: 2315

Re: High Quality Sangiovese in California?

I am also interested in what folks have to say about CA Sangiovese.

I believe Washington and Oregon have some high performing Sangios, but I rarely hear about CA.
by Drew Goin
March 27th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandlands (red) Table Wine (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: TN: 2017 Sandlands (red) Table Wine (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

Thanks for the tasting note!! [cheers.gif]

I was very intrigued by the release of a Contra Costa red blend (at a very good price point, to boot) from Sandlands. I am probably going to hold onto my bottle for at least another six months or more before popping.
by Drew Goin
March 26th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Ms Mobley of the SF Chronicle wrote a very touching article about the incredible obstacles (personal and business-related) faced by the Wallaces during the 2017 vintage... SF Chronicle "Dirty & Rowdy’s Unfamiliar Mourvedre is a Wine that Reflects a Family’s Tragedy — and Attempts to Heal It" by Est...
by Drew Goin
March 25th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Oregon Wine History Archives Website

Linfield College Oregon Wine History Archives "The Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College was created to collect, preserve, share, and continue the narrative of Oregon wine. Everything on our site is freely available to researchers interested in Oregon wine history...." • Interviews ( link...
by Drew Goin
March 25th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

I hate to share such a vague, disheartening article, but the map feeds my curiosity as to what vineyards are okay and what is no longer available... wv-2017-10-11_mendo.png Wines & Vines Analytics "Fire Wreaks Havoc in Mendocino County: Redwood Complex Damages One Winery and Five Vineyard Propertie...
by Drew Goin
March 25th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Neyers '14 "Evangelho Vineyard" Carignan
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: TN: Neyers '14 "Evangelho Vineyard" Carignan

Hey Drew, thanks for the note even though it doesn't sound like it was in your wheelhouse. Back in the 90's we enjoyed vintages of Neyers syrah but its been a long time since consuming any Neyers wine. Tom Almost everything I have read about Neyers has been positive. I generally enjoy the stuff fro...
by Drew Goin
March 25th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bottom Feeding at TotalWines...(short/boring)
Replies: 26
Views: 2081

Re: TN: Bottom Feeding at TotalWines...(short/boring)

Thanks for the reinforcement of my belief that I am better off (sometimes) living in a town without a Total Wines!
by Drew Goin
March 24th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dropout '15 "Castanho Vineyard" Mourvèdre, Contra Costa
Replies: 2
Views: 136

TN: Dropout '15 "Castanho Vineyard" Mourvèdre, Contra Costa

TN for Dropout 2015 " Castanho Vineyard " Mourvèdre Contra Costa County March 11, 2019 : Opened one night before tasting. The nose on this wine is phenomenal! Immediately upon pouring my glass, intense aromas of red raspberries and crushed cherry (pie/coulis/compote) filling the air. I note flavors...
by Drew Goin
March 24th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Neyers '14 "Evangelho Vineyard" Carignan
Replies: 4
Views: 251

TN: Neyers '14 "Evangelho Vineyard" Carignan

TN for Neyers 2014 Carignan " Evangelho Vineyard " Contra Costa County March 13, 2019 : Opened one night before tasting. I found the '14 Neyers Carignan(e) to be significantly richer and more concentrated than the Contra Costa Mourvèdre wine I had alongside it. The nose shows muddled, brambly, dark...
by Drew Goin
March 23rd, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Bedrock & Carlisle Reds....(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: TN: Some Bedrock & Carlisle Reds....(long/boring)

Just now seeing this. Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!
by Drew Goin
March 23rd, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two New Bedrocks...(short/boring)
Replies: 8
Views: 1041

Re: Well....

Mattstolz wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 5:24 pm
that helps actually. I only have one bottle so I just don't wanna commit the sin of opening too early!
Same here!

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!

It's very exciting to see MTP & Co working with old-vine fruit from the Santa Clara Valley. I have high hopes for these wines.
by Drew Goin
March 23rd, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?
Replies: 47
Views: 2592

Re: Any Wine related Podcasts worth giving a go?

Dirty Rowdy Family Wines' Hardy Wallace is going to host a live tasting online at the end of the month: From D&R email - " Live Tasting & Webinar 3/31 1-2PM PST " On 3/31 Hardy will be hosting a live online tasting and Q&A. He will taste and guide you through the Familiar Blanc, Familiar Mourvèdre,...
by Drew Goin
March 15th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corti Bros Newsletter Archive
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Corti Bros Newsletter Archive

Thanks for sharing such a cool glimpse into the past, Tom!

I like how the letter from April 18, 1975 ("New Wines from Harbor Winery and Monteviňa") recommends aging White Zin.
by Drew Goin
March 15th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty tricks & 2010 Château de Pibarnon Bandol
Replies: 10
Views: 529

Re: Dirty tricks & 2010 Château de Pibarnon Bandol

That's hilarious...and a little cruel.
by Drew Goin
March 14th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2019 release date
Replies: 81
Views: 5083

Re: Sandlands 2019 release date

John Preston wrote:
March 14th, 2019, 7:56 pm
...Please request a non-Boeing 737. Good luck and God speed....

Cheers,
JP

Too soon?
by Drew Goin
March 13th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fine Disregard Spring Release
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Fine Disregard Spring Release

" Contra Costa Wine Heritage " thread post on the Fine Disregard Mataro: link Napa Wine Project "Fine Disregard Wine Company" by Dave Forbes "For Love Not Money: These Napa Valley Passion Projects Are Worth Your Attention" Michelle Williams December 17, 2018 Fine Disregard website: https://www.fine...
by Drew Goin
March 13th, 2019, 4:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 507
Views: 45236

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

[whistle.gif] varfocuszinfandel.jpg FPS Presentations "Variety Focus: Zinfandel" "In this one-day series of lectures held on May 31, 2007, we examined the origins of Zinfandel; discussed the importance, development, and selection of clones; and heard from experienced Zinfandel winegrowers about thei...
by Drew Goin
March 13th, 2019, 12:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

Thanks for sharing, Casey & Ken!!
by Drew Goin
March 13th, 2019, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 115
Views: 3595

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

Please do not assume that my randomly shared article is any indication that I believe that I know more than anyone else... American Journal of Enology and Viticulture "Soil and Winegrape Quality in Biodynamically and Organically Managed Vineyards" by Jennifer R. Reeve, L. Carpenter-Boggs, John P. R...
by Drew Goin
March 13th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like the organic trend isn't really catching on in California
Replies: 41
Views: 1907

Re: Looks like the organic trend isn't really catching on in California

I questioned whether this was the best place to share this article*. I will keep my fingers crossed: Wines & Vines Analytics "How Organic Growers Changed Viticulture" by Glenn McGourty February, 2012 * It's free to subscribe in order to read the article's historical overview of a trend's growth and ...
by Drew Goin
March 12th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

That picture at the bottom of the post is not at the Dark Horse site on Old River road. Thanks for the correction, Casey! I usually have to rely on the info on winery websites for these pictures. If a product page specifically talks about the " Dark Horse Vineyard ", and includes a photo of a viney...
by Drew Goin
March 12th, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Mount Eden with a great vegetarian dinner (long)
Replies: 27
Views: 1386

Re: Aged Mount Eden with a great vegetarian dinner (long)

Monumental wine selection, Dan, plus excellent tasting notes!! Thanks for sharing! I am sometimes puzzled as to how some unusual spicing/flavor combinations in vegetarian dishes (tamari, celeriac leaves, and *gasp* smoked cheese) affect the taste of accompanying wines. Does anyone care to comment?
by Drew Goin
March 11th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 87
Views: 3957

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Sorry, I realize that this article/interview is not an example of an unusual bottling from the winery, but it is a good interview with Mr Eric Baugher... Mi Amigo El Vino "Eric Baugher, Director of Winemaking at Ridge Vineyards: The Winemaker in Charge of the Iconic Winery in Santa Cruz Mountains" ...
by Drew Goin
March 11th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards
Replies: 507
Views: 45236

Re: California’s great old vine Zinfandel vineyards

Here are two resources, individually distinct in topic, though each are related to the thread's subject matter: The Vineyards in Sonoma County : Being the Report of I. De Turk, Commissioner for the Sonoma District , California Board of State Viticultural Commissioners (1893) • entry for Hearst, est...
by Drew Goin
March 11th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 54
Views: 3241

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

This article falls more under "heritage" than "economics", but the two are almost always intertwined...


National Museum of American History
"Grape Gluts and Mother Clones: Prohibition and American Wine"

by Paula J. Johnson
May 24, 2018


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"Postcard, around 1910s. American Food History Reference Files, Division of Work and Industry."
by Drew Goin
March 11th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch

Thanks for the tasting note!!
by Drew Goin
March 11th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Haut Brion vs La Mission Haut Brion dinner with Bernard Burtschy
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: TN: Haut Brion vs La Mission Haut Brion dinner with Bernard Burtschy

Thanks for the amazing work and for sharing a unique experience!!

I have had only one Haut Brion, the 1990 in ~'03, and it still sticks out in my memory as though I had just tasted it.
by Drew Goin
March 11th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 237
Views: 8622

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

The newest post on The Wine Write blog is an interview with the person who perhaps is most responsible for the rebirth of interest in San Benito County wine - Kenneth Volk. ken muscat 133.jpg The Wine Write blog "Catching Up With Wine Icon Kenneth Volk" by Randy Smith March 10, 2019 "... The Wine W...
by Drew Goin
March 10th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future March 2019 Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1313

Re: Once & Future March 2019 Release

2015 Frank's Block Teldeschi Vineyard A strong 92+. Just an incredible zinfandel from the master himself. Wanted to check in on this prior to the next release and I'm really glad that I did. ... Very well balanced and 'pure' in every sense of the word. That citrus note really kicked it up a notch a...
by Drew Goin
March 10th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 237
Views: 8622

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

Enz_Vineyard_Credit_Alex_Krause_1920x1280.jpg Wine Enthusiast "Old Vines That Still Make Great Wine" by Matt Kettmann February 25, 2019 "... ' Enz Vineyard ' "• Lime Kiln Valley, California • First planted in 1890s • Grapes Planted : Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Pfeffer, Carignan, Mission, Mourvèdre...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 237
Views: 8622

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

After first hearing about this new operation a few short months ago, I began searching the internet for None Such's website. Lo and behold, I finally have located it!!! module-01.jpg None Such Wines is Caitlin Quinn's new-ish (circa 2017) project. At the moment, there is but one offering, but what ...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 262
Views: 11810

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Fine Disregard will be releasing a Contra Costa Mataro (Mourvèdre) next week! From the save-the-date email: "Friends, "We're excited to announce that our 2019 Spring Release opens next week on Tuesday, March 12 . You'll receive an email with a personalized login and other important details, so plea...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage
Replies: 237
Views: 8622

Re: Santa Clara & San Benito Wine Heritage

Ryan Stirm's eponymous winery is currently offering a handful of new things for lovers of Cienega Valley juice (plus some other stuff): Stirm+2017+WZZN+Front-1.jpg STiRM Wine Company Release : " 2017 'Wirz Vineyard' Zinfandel " Vintage Summary : "The 2017 growing season began with record winter rai...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 262
Views: 11810

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Petite Sirah specialist Mountain Tides is currently offering three Contra Costa bottlings in the Spring Release: mountaintides_2017_contracostabottle.jpg Mountain Tides 2017 Petite Sirah (red wine) Contra Costa "Grown in the sandy soils of the Sacramento Delta in Contra Costa County, this wine show...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

In Mendocino County, the " Dark Horse Vineyard " has a 2.5 acre plot of Mourvèdre. Mendocino County Grape Growers website profile: "Dark Horse Vineyard" • Mendocino County Grape Growers "Paul Dolan: Rooted and Visionary" by Heidi Cusick Dickerson "...In 1998, Dolan, with sons Heath and Jason, purch...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 160
Views: 5759

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

USDA NASS " California Grape Acreage, 2017 Report " Total Acres Planted to Carignane , 2016 : ...Total Acreage for California, 2016: 2,500 acres Source Link https://fruitgrowersnews.com/news/usda-nass-reports-californias-2017-grape-acreage/ USDA NASS California Grape Acreage Reports- Index 1970's-2...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 160
Views: 5759

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Miquel Hudin, who wrote a fairly comprehensive article in Decanter magazine on Carignan, has several posts on his blog dedicated to to Carignan wines from Spain and France. Miquel Hudin blog "'Carinyena', the Original Carignan Now Free to Be Itself" by Miquel Hudin November 29, 2018 "... I chatted ...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 160
Views: 5759

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

VIGNO YouTube video: "Chilean Wine Lovers Watch This!" https://youtu.be/s1fAAH5Tvko In the following article, the climate and geology of Chile's Maule Valley are explored in relation to Carignan grape cultivation. The author includes conversations with Fernando Almeda (Miguel Torres), Andrés Sánche...
by Drew Goin
March 9th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

I already have posted the info on Vinca Minor's " Rosewood Vineyard " Carignan on the "Carignan Renaissance Part Deux" thread, but I wanted to include it here along with additional stuff related to this vineyard: Vimeo video of Vinca Minor's Harvest of "Rosewood Vineyard's" 85-year-old Mendocino Co...
by Drew Goin
March 8th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

bernadette-byrne-fi-720x380.jpg California Wine Country Podcast "Bernadette Byrne, Mendocino Co. Wine Growers" by Steve Jaxon, Dan Berger, & Barry Herbst July 11, 2018 "Bernadette Byrne, Executive Director of the Mendocino County Wine Growers , is our guest on California Wine Country today. She joi...
by Drew Goin
March 8th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?
Replies: 73
Views: 3433

Re: Mendocino Carignan and Red Recommendations?

From the Newfound Wines email: "...It is my pleasure to announce that our latest installment of wines will be available for purchase during the release period of March 8th – March 24th . "...Given our small production and growing list of members, we have reserved limited quantities of each wine bas...

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