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by Sean_S
May 17th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 206
Views: 11372

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: 172

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: 89
Views: 1422

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: 89
Views: 1422

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: 2074

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 856

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 1528

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 1528

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: 2380

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: 3693

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: 1102

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: 1102

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: 529

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: 2441

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: 111
Views: 6089

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: 2441

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: 1690

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 317

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: 169
Views: 4892

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: 430

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: 5932

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: 2104

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: 2027

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: 1422

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: 3407
Views: 299520

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: 138

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 296
Views: 16245

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: 3407
Views: 299520

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: 2162

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: 385

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: 719

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: 386

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: 656

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: 2441

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: 656

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: 2441

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: 1636

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: 1840

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

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