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by Sean_S
April 2nd, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Model Farm Chardonnay Sonoma Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: TN: 2018 Model Farm Chardonnay Sonoma Valley

Peter Petersen wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 8:04 am
Frank, Thanks for the note! I didn't buy this as I was hoping for a return of the delicious Santa Cruz Mtns Chard they made back in 2016.
That wine was really good. Joanna brought a bottle to the blind Kutch tasting we had. Exciting wines. I've want to try the 18 Sonoma though as well.

Sean
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)
Replies: 21
Views: 2161

Re: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)

Thanks Erin. My order arrived today. Pobega'd a DiCo and its quite a wine. post some tasting notes after it opens up some more. For the QPR wine in the lineup, its got plenty of structure.

Sean
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

I've already determined the Durant chardonnay is my preferred over the Whistling Ridge because of the tension and matchstick reduction (Marcus, is that typical regardless of the vintage). Will keep exploring the other vineyards. Bought some Fir Crest and the Lewman Vineyard to try out this go-a-rou...
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 38
Views: 1148

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

Anyday, anytime. I will be there if not occupied
by Sean_S
April 1st, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

Whistling Ridge is my favorite. The bright acidity and minerality across all the wines whether they are Chardonnay, Pinot, Riesling or Field Blend. There is a always tension in these wines. Then Durant. Fir Crest is good but does not excite me as much as other wines. I have yet to try a temperance h...
by Sean_S
March 31st, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

I have not tasted the blocks as they were new last year. I need to taste some before fall. The heritage wines I was fortunate enough to taste through a few with Marcus a few years ago during a trip to the winery and since then I just blindly buy them. Its certainly becoming harder as the # of bottli...
by Sean_S
March 31st, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 37
Views: 1608

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

I order 375's for that reason..... Sean Notes from Eric sound promising. So sad we didn't get to attend the assemblage event which is always one of the highlights of the year.... 2019 Monte Bello Futures Offering CURRENT FUTURES OFFERING Vintage: 2019 Charge Date: April 14, 2020 Ship Date: March 202...
by Sean_S
March 29th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31480

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Some here may have heard me bemoan how many of the 2012 Willamette Valley pinots have turned out. I don't finish half of them, and 10% of them, including some of the "top" wines, I have simply poured out. Flabby fruit bombs that happened because many did not plan for the years. Not Marcus! Quite su...
by Sean_S
March 29th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31480

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

A couple recent tasting notes I recently posted on CT. 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard 1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Some reduction and matchstick on the nose followed by a burst of tropical notes including pineapple, guava, lime zest, and underri...
by Sean_S
March 27th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 88
Views: 4534

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Bob Hughes wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:27 pm
That preeminent Oregon wine guru, Rich Trimpi, introduced me to both Goodfellow and Walter Scott Chardonnays, and that has had a major impact on my white wine buying over the past 2-3 years. [cheers.gif]
Ditto and add Cameron to that list.
by Sean_S
March 27th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 51
Views: 2816

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

Muscat arrived yesterday. Yum, definitely has that varietal characteristic of muscat. Thanks again
by Sean_S
March 26th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)
Replies: 21
Views: 2161

Re: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)

Thanks for the heartwarming response, everyone. I know there is a flurry of wine offers going around, and we are proud to be in the company of some amazing family wineries on this forum. Glad to share these bottles with all of you, and also to share some much needed adult FaceTime with some WB frie...
by Sean_S
March 26th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 11:37 am
Sean_S wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 10:35 am
Order in. It was hard to get down to 4 cases. So much goodness in there...

Sean
[swoon.gif]
My wife's favorite producer period. We drink through a lot of the appellation wines young while cellaring the SVD's.

#1 producer by volume in my cellar.

Sean
by Sean_S
March 24th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 36
Views: 2821

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer

I know Vincent and this is just the spring release. :) Both of you guys are guilty of making too many lovely wines. I have to get a spreadsheet out and plan purchases and cross reference against whats in the cellar. 1st world problems.... Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.... My CC is going ...
by Sean_S
March 24th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of new "Berserker Quarantine Relief" Walter Scott Chardonnays
Replies: 1
Views: 346

A pair of new "Berserker Quarantine Relief" Walter Scott Chardonnays

So I took advantage of the Walter Scott offers over on the "Berserker Quarantine Relief" forums and with fast shipping, the wines arrived last week. Sunday afternoon I found some time to open a pair of them. I believe the "Rock Salt" spent more time on the lees and potentially more time in barrel bu...
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside
Replies: 38
Views: 1148

Re: Berserkers Video Meets - Schedule/Info inside

No Tuesday, Oh no......
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Berserkers Video Social Meet/Tasting #4 - TODAY, 5:30pm PDT

I can't make this one. However.... can anyone weigh in on Paetra's regular riesling and gewurtz? I'm thinking of ordering some. On my end, the 2016 Franny Beck is pretty dang good. I am ordering some more. I opened a Paetra 2018 Gexurztraminer but you had signed off by then!! I Can't comment on the...
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31480

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Brian. How old is that profile pic. You look a little more mature in Zoom :). Thanks for the beta on beta.

Sean
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Quarantine relief wines arrived yesterday. Both are really good and definitely worthy of the Walter Scott name. I will post detailed notes tonight on night after further notes. The Rock Salt is flinty/minerally goodness. The 12 east 12 shows this nice ripe fruit with great acidity in a nice restrain...
by Sean_S
March 23rd, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2507

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Super Fast shipping on these. Arrived Sunday. Will post some formal notes this evening but the 12 East 12 is a nice balanced chardonnay with nice fruit on pop on pour with great balancing acidity. Great to drink now but I think could still benefit from a few years of age. The Rock Salt is flinty/min...
by Sean_S
March 21st, 2020, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, This Friday @ 5PM PT/ 8PM ET
Replies: 107
Views: 2552

Re: KUTCH Virtual Tasting with Jamie Kutch, Date/Time TBD

I'm Frank! Thanks for setting this up. Tasting with Jamie has always been fun.
by Sean_S
March 21st, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two 2018 Chardonnays from Walter Scott
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: TNs: Two 2018 Chardonnays from Walter Scott

Thanks for the notes Bob. Sounds like I'm going to enjoy these if I can keep my hands of em for a bit. I've enjoyed more than a few 18 Combe Le Vert Chardonnays since fall. Haven't had many other '18s yet. A few Camerons and Vincents.
by Sean_S
March 20th, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 23
Views: 969

Re: TN: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I agree with this Pobega dude. Night 2 showed no fade. To me that is a sign of ageability. I mistakenly shared the remainder with a couple of friends (who stayed 6 feet away). Will not make that mistake with my next bottle. Easy 91-92 for me. I thought it was tight/reticent on day 1 but showing str...
by Sean_S
March 20th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Video Offline #2!
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: TN: Video Offline #2!

Just made my morning!
by Sean_S
March 20th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Quick Note: Finished on night 2. By night 2 the fruit had died down the new oak was showing more. Subtly changed the wine enough. Better on night 1 at this point. Served closer to room temp on night2 versus chilled on night1. That certainly makes a difference as well.

Sean
by Sean_S
March 19th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2507

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offer plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines - Updated

Any tasting notes for this wine? 100% Malo and 40% new oak might not be our style, but we do love Walter Scott wines. Not other than what they provided. correct me if I'm wrong but pretty much all WS Chardonnays are 100% Malo and typically ~40% new oak. Example(s): Vineyards: 100% X Novo Vineyard, ...
by Sean_S
March 19th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT
Replies: 59
Views: 1125

Re: NEW TIME: Video Offline #2! Thur Mar 19, 5:30 pm PDT/8:30pm EDT

Fun idea! I may have to crash the virtual party. Scored some 750s of NV Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvée Brut Rose Dom Costco that I haven’t dug into yet. Sounds as good a time as any to pop some bubbly...... champagne.gif Gene, I didn't realize you needed an excuse to pop some bubbly... Pretty sure t...
by Sean_S
March 19th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Barton Orchard Black Muscat Version 3 Barton Orchard Estate
Replies: 2
Views: 93

TN: 2017 Barton Orchard Black Muscat Version 3 Barton Orchard Estate

Tonights Zoom virtual offline wine. PGC's quarantine Muscat offer got me thinking of this so I popped one. @Wes Barton, yummy as usual. Thanks my friend. 2017 Barton Orchard Black Muscat Version 3 Barton Orchard Estate - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Clara County (3/19/2020) This wine is med...
by Sean_S
March 19th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

Thanks for taking one for the team here! I'm excited to open mine in a few years. Had the '16 last week and it needed a 30min decant to really show its stuff (which was a lot of great stuff). I think '16 was much more tightly wound than '17 or '18 appear to be though. Agree, The 16 is wound tighter...
by Sean_S
March 19th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 747

TN: 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard

From last nights Zoom virtual offline 2018 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (3/19/2020) This wine is Pale Gold and clear in the glass. The nose is quite lush with peach, melon, lemon zest, pineapple, minerality, and the slightest hint of ca...
by Sean_S
March 18th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1364

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

I'm in
by Sean_S
March 17th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 450
Views: 31480

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

WOTN for me. Reminder to self, Drink more Reisling! BTW: Can't wait to try the PGC dry Muscat or Walter Scott offered up over on the "Berserker Quarantine Relief" forum. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=85 2015 Matello Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ri...
by Sean_S
March 17th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22337

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Popega'd some NY Strips on the Weber tonight (fast shipping as always). Pretty much perfect steak as always + some great Barton Orchard wines. Salt, Pepper and Flannery = Awesomeness even with 0 prep and talent. Tonight, we flipped it around and enjoyed the lovely and vibrant Bates Ranch Cabernet Sa...
by Sean_S
March 17th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Walter Scott Wines - Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines
Replies: 28
Views: 2507

Re: Walter Scott Wines - exclusive Berserker Chardonnay offers plus Free Shipping of Spring Release Wines

Was going to order a 6 pack of the Rock Salt, but it's not appearing on the site, so I'm guessing it's sold out? I saw that too with the website and then started over again and it came back. Talked with Ken and Erica this morning and both these wines sound exceptional but Ken talking about the Rock...
by Sean_S
March 16th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Quaranwine
Replies: 23
Views: 1513

Re: #Quaranwine

Ditto here.
by Sean_S
March 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

Sounds wonderful. Sadly I have none left in the cellar.
by Sean_S
March 16th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Trout Gulch
Replies: 1
Views: 267

TN: 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Trout Gulch

I like tart and underipe flavors in Chardonnay but this takes it to the extreme. 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Trout Gulch - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (3/16/2020) This wine looks pale gold and clear in the glass. The nose leads with seashells, minerals, and citrus with the s...
by Sean_S
March 16th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ceritas Rivina 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: TN: Ceritas Rivina 2018

I would say I won't pop another 18 Trout gulch for at least 5-10 years.
by Sean_S
March 14th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ceritas Rivina 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: TN: Ceritas Rivina 2018

Sounds Good.... Popped an 2018 Trout Gulch Chardonay today (really tight, needs a day or two to open up). I Have your mission lined up for next time I drink with Wes Barton and/or Ken Zins.

Sean
by Sean_S
March 14th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22337

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

MatthewT wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 7:03 pm
you are, the 268 is already discounted for the email list sale
OK got it

Sean
by Sean_S
March 14th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22337

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

I'm not quite getting the 50% on boneless 12oz CA Reserve NY Steaks

Subtotal $268.80
Discount (F the Hackers! 50% off NYs & KCs) -$100.80
Grand Total $168.00

Anyone else seeing this?
by Sean_S
March 13th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)
Replies: 305
Views: 22278

Re: Do you have questions on any of the new features? Ask here! (Also some instructions inside)

Sorry if this has been covered but how do I upload iphone photos without having them rotated 90 degrees. I can't find anything that works. I took a test image created 4 copies each rotated to different angle. files open correctly on both PC and my MAC but all come out sideways here on this site.... ...
by Sean_S
March 13th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16536
Views: 435688

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Sante Adarius - Cellarman Oak Barrel aged Saison Single best sour I've ever had. It had the purity of fruit, linearity, and the elegance you get in fine wine. Many Saison's are overdone in my book. This is AFWE Saison. Fantastic Stuff. Will see if I can pick up more next time I go.... BTW: Whats th...
by Sean_S
March 12th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Assemblage - Cancelled
Replies: 7
Views: 665

Re: Ridge Assemblage - Cancelled

Hope so but I really enjoy getting to taste the components seperately. We'll see
by Sean_S
March 12th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7719

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

I already posted this in the Ridge Monte Bello thread. The March MB Component Event (last weekend of the month) has been cancelled. Not the only one either. I've gotten at least 1/2 dozen events cancelled this weekend. Most tasting rooms remain open but pickup parties etc are all being cancelled. S...
by Sean_S
March 12th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 23
Views: 1493

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

and I thought I was special :)

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