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by Sean_S
April 18th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 128
Views: 3280

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

Finished a bottle of the 14 tonight and it's delicous. Love the spice on this. QPR of the year
by Sean_S
April 16th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay

Mark Y wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 6:50 am
Any one have experience with aging Walter Scott?

How does the aging curve look for their chards?
They've only been producing since 2008 and I haven't had any with age on them but I am trying to find out and am cellaring some bottles for future consumption.

Sean
by Sean_S
April 15th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay
Replies: 13
Views: 1060

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott X - Novo Chardonnay

2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (4/15/2019) Wine is clear pale yellow. Lovely flinty reduction and grapefruit on the nose with good minerality and very subtle hints of creme brulee. The palate attack starts with some acid and then mi...
by Sean_S
April 7th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Baudry
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: 2017 Baudry

So I've been buying a variety of the reds the last few years and enjoyed them and cellaring most of them. How bout the blanc and rose? Are they worth attention?

Sean
by Sean_S
April 7th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2221

Re: See you tomorrow! Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Magnum Fest 2019 Oakland Edition was a success. More notes later but here's a few Pics.... Not sure why they are all rotated 90 degrees except one. They display correctly on my phone, google and on my PC. Will try and fix later. Headed to Big Sur with the family today. Another great offline for the ...
by Sean_S
April 5th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 105
Views: 5702

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

When I lived in New Orleans I used to love Moscas. A fifteen minute drive, a bit of a hole in the wall, and rumored to be partially owned by the Mafia, the food was insanely good, and the BBQ shrimp was far and away the best I tasted when I was down there, and I tried many, many restaurants. http:/...
by Sean_S
April 5th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2221

Re: See you tomorrow! Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

This will be fun. Packed and ready to go

Sean
by Sean_S
April 3rd, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 48
Views: 1644

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

Haven't rented an offsite yet but it's getting close... I first bought a small 40 bottle fridge and then found a 600 bottle Vinotemp on Craigslist for $250. (Seriously spend some weeks watching craigslist, its amazing the deals you can get). I thought that was twice as big as I would every need! Wro...
by Sean_S
April 3rd, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15009

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The crack is so hard to resist. It never lasts long around here. Polished off the all but 2 of 15's, all the 16's and my first four 17's and went back for another case of 17's. This is now an automatic case buy. This is one of those wines that has broad appeal to geeks and casual drinkers at the sam...
by Sean_S
April 3rd, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15009

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I'm another that doesn't seem to seek out PG but I checked CT, and somehow I've drunk all the Goodfellow and Vincent PG I have bought.
by Sean_S
April 3rd, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 7 Whistling Ridge Vineyard

Love, seeing new blood trying one of my favorite wines. Berserkers turned me on this stuff a few years ago and now its the #1 holding in my cellar. Of course, the heritage series represents the best barrels of Marcus' labor and they are truly excellent wines. What get's me excited is that pedigree a...
by Sean_S
April 3rd, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 164
Views: 4503

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Wow, Best of luck

on a positive note, my order arrived yesterday and I will dig into it this weekend.

Sean
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Cortada Alta Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: TN: 2017 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Cortada Alta Vineyard

I've yet to pop the Sandler version but tasted the 2016 Mansfield Dunn and the 2016 August West versions of the same vineyard. That vineyard is little higher in elevation and must have some unique soil because comparing it to other vineyards very near by farmed by the same folks, The Cortada Alta vi...
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5860

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

Opened my bottle today. Slow-ox for 3 hours. Not for me. Flabby, no complexity, not much on the nose and felt almost as if I was drinking wine mixed with bit of water. Very boring wine. Definitely not the best $13 wine. Definitely not a 94 point. I gave it a 83. Maybe it's bottle variation. Sounds ...
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 1880

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Guys, I'm out. Just drove back from Utah and we're wiped out.

Sean
by Sean_S
March 26th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More reasons to hate FedEx
Replies: 53
Views: 1959

Re: More reasons to hate FedEx

Fedex wine shipments can be redirected to Fedex Office locations ; UPS wine shipments cannot be redirected to UPS stores but can be to UPS distribution centers . This has been my exact experience. I actually prefer FedEx because of this but I have a FedEx store very close to me, which makes it conv...
by Sean_S
March 26th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Could u tell the Roulot was burgundy vs the rest is Oregon? Or no way to tell? We were debating what it was... A few guesses went round the table. No one (I think) thought it was a 2013 Oregon. On the other hand, it didn't stand out that much. It wasn't head and shoulders better than the Cameron in...
by Sean_S
March 24th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3383
Views: 296256

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

14 Syrah and the 15 Sonoma Coast Pinot. The pinot was excellent.
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 La Marea Albariño Kristy Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey)
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: TN: 2018 La Marea Albariño Kristy Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Monterey)

Thanks for note. Fave around here. Headed down there tomorrow to pick up some wine.
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15009

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Tasted through the 2016 Pinot SV and Heritage wines. Blew my mind. Despite trying not to add to my already bloated cellar, will depart OR this weekend with quite a few of these beauties. Pretty hard not too.... I've loaded up on the SVD's and will hit up the heritages with the next club shipment.
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15009

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Update on the 2016 WV Pinot: DAY2: left corked on the counter at room temp. Day 2 the nose has come forward significantly with more leather and fruit. Acidity has died down and integrated more. Savory and fruity notes are coming forward and the acid is less dominant. A rounder version of Day 1. This...
by Sean_S
March 21st, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15009

2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (3/21/2019) Popega'd straight from the UPS guy and paired with Lamb Kabob and Salad for a quick but memorable lunch. This wine is free of sediment or haze but the appearance would lead you to believe it's g...
by Sean_S
March 20th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3383
Views: 296256

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

The previous wind gap closeouts have been good. The Syrah was very good and the 2015 pinot I'm drinking now is an excellent wine.
by Sean_S
March 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Paring Red by Jonota
Replies: 31
Views: 2136

Re: The Paring Red by Jonota

I've had the pairing a few times and it was good but what was much better for me from Matt was Hilt's old guard. Certainly not a QPR Champion but some tasty juice.
by Sean_S
March 18th, 2019, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trip Report Willamette Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Trip Report Willamette Valley

Thanks for the notes... I've visited a few of those and look forward to visiting many more. We will be staying at Hotel Oregon next time for sure. My wife loved that place and we didn't even stay there.

Sean
by Sean_S
March 16th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article on World's Oldest Cinsault... In Lodi
Replies: 11
Views: 697

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

It's great to see this Vineyard and this variety get some notice. I've been working with the variety for a couple years now and absolutely dig it. I'm not fortunate enough to get fruit from this revered sight, but I dig what I am able to produce with the fruit hat I get. That Bechtold fruit is pret...
by Sean_S
March 14th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill Vineyard
Replies: 9
Views: 375

TN: 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill Vineyard

Not sure why this wine doesn't get much attention around here. Excellent AFWE California Chardonnay that doesn't taste like it's from California. Reminds me most of Vincent Wine Companies excellent Chardonnays. Ian Brand did a fantastic job. NOTE: Switched from screwcap to natural cork in 2017. 2017...
by Sean_S
March 14th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Yes, I'm excited to taste the Trout Gulch as well. Had the Alfaro Estate recently and it's quite good especially for the price, Ceritas just showed up the other day as well but haven't dipped into that quite yet.
by Sean_S
March 13th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2221

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish

I'll be there Jorge

2000 David Bruce Pinot - Central Coast
by Sean_S
March 13th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 6
Views: 642

TN: 2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

2017 Kutch Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (3/13/2019) Pobegad from FEDEX man. Gone in less than an hour. Bright Strawberry leads on the nose and palate. Strawberry and tart cherry bounce around on the palate with this playful joy. Great acidity and med finish...
by Sean_S
March 3rd, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2221

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint

I'm in
by Sean_S
March 1st, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

brigcampbell wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 7:50 pm
Wilde Farm.

You've been forewarned.


Have two vintages from two different BDay's. Need to pop one. Not surprising after tasting the Halcon and the Bedrock

Sean
by Sean_S
March 1st, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congrats to Ian Brand...
Replies: 19
Views: 1805

Re: Congrats to Ian Brand...

I so wanted to get down to Monterrey for that event but work schedule did not allow. Seems like I missed a great dinner

Sean
by Sean_S
March 1st, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1587

Re: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay

My favorite sub-$40 Chardonnay region these days is the Willamette Valley. Lots of great chard being produced and much of it is well under $40. You could start with: Vincent Tardive <$30 Goodfellow Richard's Cuvee and Durant <$35 (Berserker day deal!) Walter Scott Cuvee Anne < $35 So many other goo...
by Sean_S
February 27th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 124
Views: 7379

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

All in as usual. They were kind enough to switch out my allocation of 750's for 375's. Hoping I might be able to drink them in less than 20 years but I somehow doubt it. The last few 20 year old Montebellos from 750 needed another 10 years. No Brainer, purchase and I also visit and enjoy tastings 3-...
by Sean_S
February 23rd, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

Last time you spoke like this you turned me on to Birichino that I now love. Will have to seek some out....

Sean
by Sean_S
February 22nd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 9437

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Showed real restraint at a case including wish list. Lets see what wishes get granted....

Sean
by Sean_S
February 22nd, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'Badass, aged red wines' at APL Hollywood, 2/21/19
Replies: 41
Views: 2061

Re: 'Badass, aged red wines' at APL Hollywood, 2/21/19

Quite a lineup all the way around....
by Sean_S
February 7th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4141

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

Marcus is being humble. His WV Pinot, Chardonnay, and Whistling Ridge Blanc are under $20 and they are lovely elegant wines. Many of Vincent's cuvees both Chard and Pinot are around $19-21 as well... Cameron WV Pinot can be had for ~$15 but the Dundee Hills at $25 IMO is a much better wine. Cameron ...
by Sean_S
February 6th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18 - Sole
Replies: 46
Views: 892

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL February 18

Sorry love to attend but will be utah for ski week.
by Sean_S
February 4th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dundee in April - where should I taste?
Replies: 20
Views: 568

Re: Dundee in April - where should I taste?

Goodfellow, Every wine in his lineup is just yum. Walter Scott, Vincent, Partrica Green and Heater Allen Brewing (right next to Ayrie and Goodfellow) I wish had time to taste at Kelly Fox last trip. For me Arterberry Maresh is good but too extracted. I think their chard is better than their pinot. D...
by Sean_S
February 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: Todd/ Brig 2016 Wilde Farm Wines Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Sounds like a winner to me.... So far everything I've gotten from Wilde Farm has been top notch especially at the BD pricing. Great QPR... They offer good futures pricing during the year as well.....

Sean
by Sean_S
February 2nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1935

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

I'm a cheap bastard when it comes to glasses and the most expensive ones I've bought were the Reidle Vinum varietal specific glasses and Enjoyed them. Last year we visited Oregon and everyone and I mean everyone was pouring in these. Ended up getting some on sale at a McMinnville gift shop for $10 a...
by Sean_S
January 28th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3146

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Yall kill it. My credit card is smoking after 64 bottles....

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by Sean_S
January 28th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7926

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

BTW, while I didn't view all the various offerings, IMO the coolest one of the day had to be Goodfellow's return/rebirth of the Berserkers Cuvee! I think my Mom & Dad went through three cases of Jim Anderson's 2014 version, and even if we can't do it every year, it's great to see this continue to o...
by Sean_S
January 28th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7926

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

BTW, while I didn't view all the various offerings, IMO the coolest one of the day had to be Goodfellow's return/rebirth of the Berserkers Cuvee! I think my Mom & Dad went through three cases of Jim Anderson's 2014 version, and even if we can't do it every year, it's great to see this continue to o...
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7926

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

64 bottles from 8 producers. Tapping out....

Sean

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