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by Jim F
October 18th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Paumanok Tuthills Lane 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: TN: Paumanok Tuthills Lane 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Port Jefferson ferry maybe?
by Jim F
October 16th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)

I am surprised that fruit from 2 year old vines shows that well, or goes into their PR.
by Jim F
October 16th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)

Steve Crawford wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 3:49 pm
interesting! brings me back to this thread, viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116044&p=1773882#p1773882
I do not recall that 2015 thread but I think you nailed it!
by Jim F
October 16th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)

Got it from Beringer. Probably the only place. I think there are only about 100 cases or so.
by Jim F
October 16th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux futures arriving; is this early?
Replies: 1
Views: 191

2018 Bordeaux futures arriving; is this early?

A buddy of mine has been informed by Total Wine concierge that his Clinet, SHL, Pape Clement and Beausejour Becot are ready to be picked up. This seems really early. Is it? Is this a reflection of some market pressures?
by Jim F
October 15th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Beringer new SV, Borrow Pit (2017)

This is a new SV from Beringer, and now a component of their PR Cabernet starting in 2017. They are very high on this vineyard and it’s potential, which is part of Gamble Ranch adjacent to Screagle. The area was mined for rocks to build the Rector Dam, and only recently planted. This wine did not bl...
by Jim F
October 10th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4487

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Domaine de la Mordoree Lirac Reine de Bois comes right to mind.
by Jim F
October 7th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?

Whatever %, it is all bad. Lives impacted, possessions lost, wineries to clean and possibly repair or rebuild, vineyard damage and reduced cash flow from the vintage. It is a tough one. First I have to tell you that you are not old, and now I need to make you think positively! It's not all bad! I h...
by Jim F
October 6th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?

Whatever %, it is all bad. Lives impacted, possessions lost, wineries to clean and possibly repair or rebuild, vineyard damage and reduced cash flow from the vintage. It is a tough one.
by Jim F
October 6th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59263

Re: #GlassFire

Very good news indeed, and let’s hope,it,is extinguished very soon. And my hopes and prayers go out to those who were hurt, and devastated, by this fire. Bad.
by Jim F
October 4th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remedies for burnt/damaged vineyards
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Remedies for burnt/damaged vineyards

What are the outlooks for the damaged-by-fire vineyards? Are burnt vines salvageable? Must be replanted? Will watering save some? What if the fire went down the paths between the vines, as some photos seem to suggest? Can they produce in 2021? Etc......
by Jim F
October 2nd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59263

Re: #GlassFire

I have had a couple emails with Elton Stone at Robert Craig.As of this morning, he indicated that heroic efforts by the firefighters save their HM facilities. Appears to be some vineyard damage, do not know how much. And time has passed, so hope that nothing more bad occurs up there.
by Jim F
October 2nd, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59263

Re: #GlassFire

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 5:43 am


Not good news for Black Sears and Outpost. Keeping fingers crossed.
Nor Robert Craig.
by Jim F
September 30th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clerc Milon ? ...
Replies: 28
Views: 1638

Re: Clerc Milon ? ...

There have been some good ones! Heck, it’s stablemate d’armhailac is an impressive drink with a few years of age.
by Jim F
September 30th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2504

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Anyone have an idea why Florida and GA have so many cases of COVID-19??? Asking for a friend. I retired from NJ to Florida at the start of Covid. The plans were in place for some time and we were able to make it work. Florida is the #3 most populous state but also has been, IMO, very lax about rest...
by Jim F
September 30th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: patria '18 release

This release has been postponed, for now, until next Tuesday, October 6. I am willing to bet he could use some good wine sales.
by Jim F
September 29th, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59263

Re: #GlassFire

Is there any news about what happened to Togni? It appeared that whole stretch of Spring Mountain Road with Lokoya, Togni, Pride, was in the crosshairs of the fire. I have found no info on Togni. Pride posted on FB that they got through the night with a lot of help, but they cannot be at the facili...
by Jim F
September 29th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59263

Re: #GlassFire

Hourglass Winery and their Blueline vineyard were destroyed. That is also where Patria is made by Tony Biagi.
by Jim F
September 25th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: patria '18 release

If like past years, sign up for single bottles of each of the 3 bottlings. Allocation os each will vary. Probably a minimum total purchase, but I forget.
by Jim F
September 25th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 16
Views: 1107

Re: patria '18 release

I will be all in. The 2015 A. Price was an eye opener for me, but these are terrific across the board. Absolutely delicious.
by Jim F
September 20th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4063

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

I started collecting in the late 80’s. I never really had much of a plan, I just bought what I wanted to try and later, what I liked. I read, e.g., WS and then TWA, ad read some more and started to identify what might be considered excellent to great wines from the various regions of the world, and ...
by Jim F
September 16th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 30
Views: 1008

Re: Barrel furniture

Not to take anything away from this, but it reminds me of the Gilliams Winery and home....up on Spring Mountain when they were still operating. As I recall, the building was largely made out of old recycled redwood wine casks. They said they had a bee issue in the early years.....
by Jim F
September 4th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Clos des Papes
Replies: 30
Views: 1831

Re: 2005 Clos des Papes

The change in Clos des Papes occurred with the handover of the winemaking from Paul to Vincent Avril (or at least roughly then), always a dangerous moment for a domaine. I haven't really had any since a bottle of the 06 (which I received as a gift) so I don't know what it's like these days, but I h...
by Jim F
August 23rd, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?
Replies: 78
Views: 16855

Re: So what allocations are left for all you geeks?

Patria should be very soon. Do not know the date, though.
by Jim F
August 13th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots

Lucky you Brian. Nice notes, thank you!
by Jim F
August 8th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect Super Seconds hypothetical tasting
Replies: 17
Views: 1075

Re: The perfect Super Seconds hypothetical tasting

I kind of like the showdown idea. I was thinking 89 vs 90 Montrose, but as already noted, Angelus ( ok, right bank but great) Lynch Bages ( I include that as a super here) and LMHB in the same vintages would be cool. Good pairs could be made for 95/96 also, I would think.
by Jim F
August 7th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Trip to the Algarve with vinous bonuses
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: TNs: Trip to the Algarve with vinous bonuses

Lucky you! I was able to visit the Algarve a few years ago and it was wonderful. Albufeira, with some driving around. Drove down from Lisbon where I was fortunate enough to spend a week. Once all this Covid stuff calms down, I want to return. Great food and wine everywhere at reasonable cost.
by Jim F
July 30th, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palate sensitivity over time...
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: Palate sensitivity over time...

Dishwasher detergent comment: I never put my stems in a DW; always wash by hand. Also, maybe going back to my old science lab days, I rinse 5x after seeing no more soap bubbles.
by Jim F
July 29th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 22
Views: 1649

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

I turned two Kata boxes into a wine tool-box and a place for the silver serving pieces that do not fit in the regular silver box. 7293FDC7-95A5-4AD1-9693-AEC046240034.jpeg 02B7360D-1C7A-411F-9EF4-B6B35A2FB956.jpeg Next project will be something to house my guitar pedals and store cables, etc in a mo...
by Jim F
July 29th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palate sensitivity over time...
Replies: 22
Views: 888

Re: Palate sensitivity over time...

I do not think that my ability to detect flaws has changed. My identification of such has changed, however, due to experience. I also do not look for flaws- I open the wine to enjoy it. I will say that my preferences have changed a lot, e.g., fruit forward vs structure vs tannic vs oaky etc. And the...
by Jim F
July 27th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36987

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

When I worked through my renewal online, I completed it with the impression that an interview was going to be required. That is how the process reads. But a week later, it was approved and a week after that,mthe new card arrived. Must be some strange algorithm that determines. Could it be related to...
by Jim F
July 27th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 541
Views: 33233

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I enjoy reading this string. Sorry to see it go quiet.
by Jim F
July 23rd, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 283
Views: 15574

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I am going no where for a while. The silver lining, if you want to call it that, is retired and relocated earlier this year and am very busy spending and upgrading. If Home Depot becomes Covid central I am doomed. Looking forward to 2021; 2020 is kind of a lost cause and I do not want to get Covid. ...
by Jim F
July 23rd, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone use Global Entry Program?
Replies: 528
Views: 36987

Re: Anyone use Global Entry Program?

Huh; my renewal was approved with no interview. Within a week. July 2020.
by Jim F
July 22nd, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14684
Views: 730094

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Time to close out July buying, esp. following 2019 Bordeaux futures. This month:

Rivers Marie cabs 2018
Roy Piper 2018
Turnbull 2016 SV’s
Robert Craig 2018 Amentet Mt Veeder cab

I do need some more Liquid Farm however......
by Jim F
July 21st, 2020, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 143
Views: 12920

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

I dropped them and then they dropped me. I will be the outlier here, but RM cabs never hit home with me. I just never got the flavor profiles. I thought they were hyped by the board and never lived up to expectations, especially at the price points. I appreciate the outlier note. I like the RM wine...
by Jim F
July 16th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer
Replies: 143
Views: 12920

Re: 2018 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Offer

Maybe with a little luck Vinous will get a review out before ordering time.
by Jim F
July 13th, 2020, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption changed?
Replies: 39
Views: 2156

Re: Wine conumption changed?

My story is a little complicated, because I retired from work and moved from NJ to FL simultaneously with the lock town, and there is the different virus trajectories and politics in each state. But basically consumption is up and anything is fair game. Again complicated a bit by the fact that pre-m...
by Jim F
July 13th, 2020, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg Frenzy
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

Re: Burg Frenzy

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing and describing.
by Jim F
July 7th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2682

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

66 here. Bought some ‘19 Bordeaux. Seems like a good buy. Screw it. But I don’t wait on Bordeaux to age to near death levels like some on this board, and, I focused on things like Branaire and others that I hope have earlier maturity, and a few 375’s.
by Jim F
July 1st, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 105
Views: 4930

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Wow, good question and I have not been keeping track. But, I recall.....
- 2012 Larkmead LMV
- -2007 Anderson’s Conn Valley Eloge
- 2009 Branaire Ducru
by Jim F
June 27th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 541
Views: 33233

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Pretty disappointed that there are so few contributors to this thread. Don't know if there are some lurkers who don't care or others that don't see a monetary payout for posting. When I jumped in many years ago I seemed to see an opening that many wine geeks were wanting to hear about the daily lif...
by Jim F
June 25th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3700

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Robert thinks he's too old to buy young Bordeaux. I’m a decade older and either braver or crazier. My 2019 buys: Clinet Conseillante Carmes Haut Brion Haut Bailly Haut Brion Lynch Bages Montrose Palmer Pichon Baron Pichon Comtesse Pontet Canet Talbot And to serve to the ripe fruit junkies: Tour St....
by Jim F
June 24th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions
Replies: 58
Views: 3700

Re: 2019 Bordeaux suggestions

Robert thinks he's too old to buy young Bordeaux. I’m a decade older and either braver or crazier. My 2019 buys: Clinet Conseillante Carmes Haut Brion Haut Bailly Haut Brion Lynch Bages Montrose Palmer Pichon Baron Pichon Comtesse Pontet Canet Talbot And to serve to the ripe fruit junkies: Tour St....
by Jim F
June 20th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2002 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve

Gotta share some love here for the ACV wines.......
by Jim F
June 20th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63442

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I have been pretty quiet on this topic in part because I am too old to seriously consider buying Bordeaux anymore....but, and a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I went in. I have a couple observations. One, an old friend of mine who has been into Bordeaux for longer than me and has far greater patie...
by Jim F
June 10th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 1021
Views: 63442

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

TW just posted Mouton at $400 if people are looking for it still at that pricing. I was a generally satisfied TW futures customer for the 2015 & 2016 campaigns, but was taken aback by their current disclaimer: The price reflected on your order form is subject to change after the order is placed if ...
by Jim F
June 6th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 3365

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

I like the recommendation to seek out grower champagnes. One way to simplify that search is to find champagnes distributed by Skurnik. Their name will be on the back label. Not fool proof, but I have found it helpful.
by Jim F
May 27th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Adhesive Technology...
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: New Adhesive Technology...

I used to save labels. Ended up making a few poster boards and gave a bunch to a friend who finished a coffee table with them, under a clear epoxy finish. I recall some labels came off easily with a soak in water, some after boiling in water, and then there were some with this awful gummy adhesive t...

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