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by Drew Goin
January 16th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Thereafter Wine Company escaped my attention until today. This producer offers 2 wines sourced from Contra Costa vineyards. 2018 "Evina Vineyard" Sauvignon Blanc: "Subtle honeydow melon and guava with light notes of lime zest and flint. "Fresh and yet soft on the palate. Understated richness from t...
by Drew Goin
January 15th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 168
Views: 7612

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Thanks for the tasting notes, Chris!! I have not had a Sardinian Carignan in a looping time.
by Drew Goin
January 14th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 168
Views: 7612

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

I was informed via email last year by Mr Bradley Brown of Big Basin Vineyards that a "Wirz Vineyard" Carignan was in the works. The wine is now available! [cheers.gif] Big Basin Vineyards 2017 "Wirz Vineyard" Carignan "WINEMAKER NOTES " Vineyard and Region Information : "The Wirz Vineyard is locate...
by Drew Goin
January 14th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 168
Views: 7612

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines began offering their first Carignan varietal bottling last year from Mendocino County: Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines YouTube Video: "Carignan Sampling / Shake Ridge Pressing" https://youtu.be/cATtbz3T6ss Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines YouTube Video: "2018 Mendocino Carignan Harv...
by Drew Goin
January 13th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 168
Views: 7612

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

I have not had much luck in finding specific information about the old Carignan vineyards of Lodi, California. Fortunately, some creative Google searches have yielded these results: Birichino has bottled a couple of single-vineyard Carignan wines, as well as a blend or two, involving the following ...
by Drew Goin
January 9th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 332
Views: 19555

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

As the "Alder Springs Vineyard" has been gaining prestige, I have read questions regarding whether Mourvedre is a variety grown there. According to the Blue Ox Wines website, YES, Mourvedre is among the numerous grape varieties cultivated at the vineyard. 2018 "Alder Springs Vineyard" Mourvedre "Th...
by Drew Goin
December 30th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 332
Views: 19555

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

Reviewing some of my empty bottles the other day, I uncovered a single of the Juicy Villages "Cuvee Unique". It served as a reminder of one of the last Rhônish efforts by Mr Douglas Danielak. SF Gate "Winemaking and Hockey Keep Danielak on His Toes" by Gerald D. Boyd April 10, 2002 Mr Danielak bott...
by Drew Goin
December 16th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Here is an older post from Wine Anorak featuring Precedent's Zinfandel from the "Evangehlo Vineyard":


Wine Anorak
"PROPERLY OLD VINE ZINFANDEL: PRECEDENT EVANGELHO VINEYARD ZINFANDEL 2013"

by Jamie Goode
January 4, 2016
by Drew Goin
November 10th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4517

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

From the Winter 2019 Release - Bedrock Wine Company: "Winter Release Letter 2018: The Year it Finally Came Together (part 3)" " Pagani Ranch Soil: Haire Clay Loam Elevation: Dominant Varieties: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Lenoir, Carignan, Mataro, Mission/Pais/Criolla Ch...
by Drew Goin
November 10th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4517

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

From the Winter 2019 Release - Bedrock Wine Company email: "Winter Release Letter 2018: The Year it Finally Came Together" (part 2) " Bedrock Vineyard Soil: Red Hill Clay Loam Elevation: 175’ Dominant Varieties: Zinfandel, Carignan, Mataro, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir, Trouss...
by Drew Goin
November 10th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4517

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

From the Winter 2019 Release - Bedrock Wine Company email: "Winter Release Letter 2018: The Year it Finally Came Together" (part 1) "In some strange way, the groundwork for one of the most exciting achievements for Bedrock Wine Co. was laid by an agricultural devastation in the late 19th century. I...
by Drew Goin
October 9th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Birdhorse Wines website blog:

"...The fruit comes from Evina Vineyard in Knightsen, Contra Costa County, California...".

link
by Drew Goin
October 8th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I found a new producer that offers white, rosé, and red from Contra Costa, Birdhorse Wines . From the winery website : " 2018 Contra Costa Carignan "Our grapes grow in the sandy soil of Contra Costa County on some gnarled 80+-year-old vines - it's hard to find older or more storied vines. 12.0% ABV...
by Drew Goin
October 4th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT: The future of wine: Very very dry
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: NYT: The future of wine: Very very dry

One of the challenges will be to turn vineyards into 'dry farmed' if possible - but this is not always possible. If there is not enough rain and the groundwater is not plentiful enough, the vines will not survive. Anyone have and info on wineries in 'warmer climates' that are dry farming - or have ...
by Drew Goin
September 22nd, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Amazing photos, Matt!!
by Drew Goin
September 22nd, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the Desire Lines 2019 Release offering: 18EXSER2-5014.jpg " 2018 Desire Lines Experimental Series #2: 'Fred’s Home Block' Mourvèdre "'Fred’s Home Block' Mourvèdre is from a small parcel of magnificent Mourvèdre planted in the 1880s in Oakley. The vineyard was for many years a core piece of the...
by Drew Goin
September 11th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage
Replies: 68
Views: 4517

Re: Saving Old Vineyards - Economics vs Heritage

Fox 40 News "Lodi Growers Ripping Old Vine Zinfandel Vines Out of the Ground" by Dennis Shanahan September 11, 2019 "...Growers FOX40 spoke with said they are battling rising labor costs and changing tastes in the market. There is more global competition these days and the trade war with China is a...
by Drew Goin
July 30th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Odds&Ends Calif Wines...(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: TN: More Odds&Ends Calif Wines...(long/boring)

I loved the "Ode to Lucien" bottling!

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!
by Drew Goin
July 25th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux
Replies: 168
Views: 7612

Re: Carignan Renaissance, Part Deux

Carignan_Vincent_Bondi_1920x1280_R2-700x461.jpg Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Carignan is Working its Way into the Spotlight" by Kelly Magyarics March 25, 2019 "Carignan looks perfect on paper. Late buds offer protection from spring frosts, while late ripening allows for a long maturation period. That ...
by Drew Goin
July 24th, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

From the most recent Bedrock Wine Company email's release notes: Bedrock-Wine-Company-2018-Evangelho-Heritage-Red-product-image-325-large.jpg "... 2018 Evangelho Heritage Red "2018 was our second vintage with full control of farming at our nearly 130-year-old estate site (still gives me chills to s...
by Drew Goin
July 22nd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1495
Views: 102114

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Thanks for the tasting note, Rich! I am always happy to see your TN's.

Plus, Limerick Lane Vineyard is a pretty special place.
by Drew Goin
July 21st, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudius 2011 Bedrock Vineyard Zin/Mourvedre blend
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Rudius 2011 Bedrock Vineyard Zin/Mourvedre blend

Thanks for the tasting note!!!
by Drew Goin
July 20th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13013

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

The "Areio e Vento e Amor" bottling and the "Old Hill" sound like a dream come true for this wine lover!!

I just hope there's enough to go around!!!
by Drew Goin
July 20th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Facebook posts from Mr Morgan Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Company:

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Ode to Frank bottling - front label - Bedrock FB post
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Ode to Frank bottling - back label - Bedrock FB post

Mr Frank Evangelho's family owned the "Evangelho Vineyard" from the 1930's, until selling the ancient property (c.1880's) to Bedrock.
by Drew Goin
July 20th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 13013

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Is the special "Evangelho Vineyard" Carignan/Mourvédre blend anticipated to be included in the upcoming Bedrock release?


Link
by Drew Goin
July 15th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2343
Views: 154841

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

When is the next Bedrock release?
by Drew Goin
July 5th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New Orleans Hotels
Replies: 32
Views: 3329

Re: New Orleans Hotels

I used to stay in the quarter at the penthouse of the Royal Street Inn. It was inexpensive (~$120/nt) and most NOLA places were easily accessible by foot.
by Drew Goin
July 2nd, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock "Alta Vista" YouTube Video
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Bedrock "Alta Vista" YouTube Video

Bedrock Wine Company

YouTube Video: "Alta Vista Vineyard" (06/02/19):



by Drew Goin
June 27th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spec article: Bedrock Vineyard '11-'17 Vertical
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: Wine Spec article: Bedrock Vineyard '11-'17 Vertical

I was tempted to do the same, Clyde, but not brave enough
by Drew Goin
June 24th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Lodi/CC/RRV Zins (Usual Suspects)..(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: TN: Some Lodi/CC/RRV Zins (Usual Suspects)..(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes, Tom!

I always love reading about Contra Costa wines, and the '12 Carlisle "Saitone" was a miraculous discovery for me
by Drew Goin
June 24th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)
Replies: 11
Views: 788

Re: TN: Buncha Nebbiolos (Calif/Italian)...(long/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes Tom!!!
by Drew Goin
June 23rd, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 33
Views: 3482

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

When I worked at a wine/gourmet shop here in Louisiana, we had several frozen drink machines. I discovered that 7-Up worked magically at correcting a Margarita that was either too alcoholic or had too much tart sweetness.
by Drew Goin
June 15th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre

Thanks for checking in on these wines, David!!
by Drew Goin
June 14th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 3838

Re: True Confessions

Popcorn in Coca Cola
by Drew Goin
June 10th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A surprising white and a minor miracle
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: A surprising white and a minor miracle

A poorly stored, but delicious Romanian Cab of 40+ years?!? Wow!
by Drew Goin
June 9th, 2019, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Arnot-Roberts Sangiovese Antica Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2009 Arnot-Roberts Sangiovese Antica Vineyard

Sounds like a beautiful bottle of CA Sangiovese, there!!

I believe that the variety can make good stuff in America
by Drew Goin
June 9th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting the 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Blind tasting the 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Heritage Wine Evangelho Vineyard

Thanks for the tasting note! Congratulations on the hit
by Drew Goin
June 6th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 954

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

Great tasting note!!

Does anyone know what the Bohan Vineyard Zin goes into?
by Drew Goin
May 31st, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?
Replies: 332
Views: 19555

Re: What, No Mourvedre Appreciation Delegation?

Clyde, I have had a handful of Juan Gil wines, and a friend of mine had the opportunity to tour their winery a couple of years ago.

For the money, they do make some good stuff - the one you shared above is probably the best of the line up.
by Drew Goin
May 27th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!!


This is from the Carlisle website:


"2016 Sonoma County 'The Derivative' White Wine

"60% Russian River Valley Muscadelle, Colombard, and Palomino, Mancini Ranch
21% Sonoma Valley Semillon, Rossi Ranch
19% Sonoma Valley Muscadelle, Pagani Ranch"
by Drew Goin
May 26th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 27
Views: 1414

Re: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi

Thanks for sharing this article, BLittle!! I dug the additional comments from Brig, Leonard, & Larry, as well!! • I suppose that a vine that produces a large-berried fruit would consequently yield greater tonnage-per-acre compared with other varieties, even if the bunch-to-vine ratio was reduced . ...
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Cabs...(long/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: TN: Some Calif Cabs...(long/boring)

Thanks for the tasting notes, Tom!!! I was especially pleased to read about the Bedrock "Tinto " from the " York Creek Vineyard " and the Harrington "Amarela" Lodi Portuguese blend. I always regarded Dry Creek Vineyards' "Mariner" meritage to be a fine wine. I hadn't heard of the "Sailor's Cuvee" b...
by Drew Goin
May 22nd, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 284
Views: 17192

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

I recently tried a wine from Dylan's Ghost (made by Aaron Pott) sourced from the Del Barba vineyard. It was really nice (TNs below) but I was surprised to see Cabernet Franc mentioned in the varietal list. I was unaware CF was planted in Del Barba. From the site: https://www.dylansghostwinery.com/ ...

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