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by Sean_S
July 13th, 2019, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Wine History Archives Website
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Oregon Wine History Archives Website

Stoked. Something to explore on the long flight home from Serbia. Even wearing a Goodfellow family cellars tee shirt. Good Karma I think.
by Sean_S
July 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1140

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

... You can probably get four crops of cannabis per year ... I don't think so. Cannabis depends on change in length of daylight to initiate flowering. So really one crop per year. I don't believe the auto flower varieties are all that viable from a commercial perspective. Indoors you might squeeze ...
by Sean_S
July 5th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2178
Views: 136026

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Making me want to crack a Gewurtztraminer. Can't wait to try this one

by Sean_S
July 2nd, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 17
Views: 1394

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard - $89?

Here's my note on the 2015. They were having a special when I was at the Red Barn last year for $50 so I picked up a few. At $80 thats getting into something fairly expensive. Rhys, Ceritas, and PYCM can hit the price range and do buy those in small quantities... But seriously I would buy Goodfellow...
by Sean_S
June 26th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice write up on Santa Cruz Mountains wineries.
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Nice write up on Santa Cruz Mountains wineries.

I agree, better than most that discuss our area...

Ian you need to join us at an offline again sometime soon.

Sean
by Sean_S
June 13th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

After tasted and ranked I thought the results were rather surprising. I'll skip typing for all 9 wines but wanted to highlight a standout. My #1 of the night and the groups #2 was the 2017. Why skip typing up the wines? At least give us some quick impressions. It’s your thread after all. Cuz, can't...
by Sean_S
June 12th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Love the Souris.... Sad I only have a few left...
by Sean_S
June 12th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 927

TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

Well, we were fortunate enough to taste a vertical of every Vintage of Kutch Falstaff last week and it was certainly a treat. All the bottles were in good shape and still evolving. Jamie and his assistant winemaker Joanna Wells were in attendance as we blind tasted through the entire Vertical of Fal...
by Sean_S
June 12th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sierra Foothills Wine Visits, May 2019 – Deaver Vineyards and Sumu Kaw Vineyard: old vines and mystery vines
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Sierra Foothills Wine Visits, May 2019 – Deaver Vineyards and Sumu Kaw Vineyard: old vines and mystery vines

Awesome Ken.... Really wishing I was not working so much at the startup and could have joined you. I always enjoy your detailed writeups. I was to taste a little bit Deaver sweet wines with Wes and they were very tasty....

Sean
by Sean_S
June 7th, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus when can we get some?
by Sean_S
June 3rd, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 3984

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Best way to cook the hanger steak? just straight salt/pepper grill? Liberal salt. Med-Hot grill about 5-6 minutes per side. Take off, pepper and let sit for 5 - 10 minutes. A hangar varies in thickness, so degrees of doneness vary across it. Perfect in my household as some like it rarer and some mo...
by Sean_S
June 2nd, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Wines Pick Up and Open House
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Ceritas Wines Pick Up and Open House

Jelly..

Wanted to hit this up but was in Stockon all weekend in the searing heat watching girls play softball. Whats your take on PNP versus age on the Martin Ray Cab. Thanks for the notes Tom

Sean
by Sean_S
May 27th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Dundee Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (5/23/2019) A kinder and gentler Goodfellow Chardonnay. Not nearly the searing acidity of the other bottlings. The fruit shows well and its ready to drink now... Need to spend some more time with t...
by Sean_S
May 23rd, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2851

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

SC Mountain Chard is a leaner style than say Russian River or Napa, but they are still a poster child of new world fruitier versions of Chardonnay in comparison to mineral driven, higher acid Chablis . Perhaps Oregon/Washington would be closer stylistically than SC Mountains. I don't know if you me...
by Sean_S
May 23rd, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2851

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I live in the SCM and have tasted almost all the wares and to me there are only a few that deserve mention in the same breath as Chablis. 9 out of 10 are over-extracted fruity, buttery beasts. Very little restraint shown in general. Wes and I were at the SCM Grand tasting on Sunday and tasted many ...
by Sean_S
May 21st, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 2851

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I live in the SCM and have tasted almost all the wares and to me there are only a few that deserve mention in the same breath as Chablis. 9 out of 10 are over-extracted fruity, buttery beasts. Very little restraint shown in general. Wes and I were at the SCM Grand tasting on Sunday and tasted many p...
by Sean_S
May 17th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 12820

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

It makes perfect sense that they allocate the wine to various accounts (retail, restaurant, existing members, library, tasting rooms sales, etc.) ahead of a waiting list of new futures customers. It would make sense if they welcomed you as members with member benefits early, if you buy the estate w...
by Sean_S
May 14th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 8 Durant Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: TN: 2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Heritage No. 8 Durant Vineyard

Thanks for taking one for the team... I have not tasted the #8 yet. All mine are buried deep in the cellar and this confirms I will not touch them for a long time.
by Sean_S
May 13th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2118

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I'm sick and won't be attending. Missed work Thu and Friday and thought I would be better today but I'm home again today.
by Sean_S
May 12th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 91
Views: 2118

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Bringing a white and Brunello
by Sean_S
May 11th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2361

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

This stuff is yummy for the $15 tariff....

https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp? ... 1f4b77161c
by Sean_S
May 11th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus told me he thought the 2017 Richard’s was his best Chardonnay yet. Plan your purchases accordingly. Exciting!!! Additionally, Andy and Marcus at Avalon are saying the 2017 Cameron Dundee Hills is another stellar example. Just ordered my stash. really stoked try the new goodfellow Ribbon Ridg...
by Sean_S
May 7th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Spring Selections from Goodfellow: A couple of new wines being released. Dundee Hills Chardonnay, Ribbon Ridge Pinot, 2015 Syrah Reserve... Can't wait to try all of these. Marcus, Why did the 2016 Whistling Ridge Blancs get an extra year in bottle. I've already drank more than a few of the 2017's???...
by Sean_S
May 7th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Drinking a 2017 right now and its fantastic. All my 2016's are gone. bought more this year but its gonna go fast. Fantastic QPR

Thanks Berserkers and originally the evil Jon Rimmerman for turning me on to Muscadet

Sean
by Sean_S
May 4th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I opened the 2013 Fool's Journey today. Not bad, with the caveat that I'm not the biggest Syrah fan. Unless it's Chave! This still feels like it has time in front of it. That wine is so light and delicate I don't think I would guess it syrah blinded. Reminds me more of pinot. Certainly a tart anf A...
by Sean_S
May 2nd, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1698

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

I haven’t taken advantage of this but will later this year. Does the wine check fly free on the way to any of those airports, or only when departing? Either way - to/from Flying out of LA using Alaska airlines next month!! Is this for wine only? Can I use this service to bring some bourbon home? Th...
by Sean_S
May 2nd, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus also mentioned of a new "Dundee Hills" bottling. I won't cut and paste his description without permission but it sounds like its released and at the distribution center now. I was too excited about the WV to remember to inquire about the price. Need to sample some of that as well. It was a go...
by Sean_S
May 2nd, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 320
Views: 19203

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/2/2019) Pobega'd from the UPS truck not long after lunch. Afternoon Delight Wine is bright light yellow in the glass. Day1. 1st glass room temp, then 2nd glass chilled. Hints of flint, minerals, shells, and citrus on the ...
by Sean_S
May 1st, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1698

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

So you had the long strap inside or in one of the zippered pockets and they took it. That sucks!

No issues here. Carried 5 trips worth this year and 4 last year with no issues. Always from SJC, SFO, or OAK to SLC.

Sean
by Sean_S
May 1st, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Pinots - style guide
Replies: 41
Views: 2561

Re: Oregon Pinots - style guide

There are sure to be some good ones in there. Variety of styles covered by these wines should help you hone in on stylistic matches... Interested to hear some new perspectives.
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: 129
Views: 4723

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 19
Views: 1209

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: 3038

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: 113
Views: 7033

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: 3038

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: 1895

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: 320
Views: 19203

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: 320
Views: 19203

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: 353

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: 187
Views: 6990

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: 467

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: 6217

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: 2819

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: 2218

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: 1541

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: 3445
Views: 309185

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

14 Syrah and the 15 Sonoma Coast Pinot. The pinot was excellent.

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