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by Sean_S
October 19th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?
Replies: 30
Views: 983

Re: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?

Coordinates in the X-Y-Z axis

B-3-1

Row B, column 3, bottle 1 (my storage is 2 deep)

Sea
by Sean_S
October 15th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Sean- the offer specifically notes it's bone dry. Pretty certain this is Trefethen as suspected. FWIT the 2019 Trefethen has 4.6g/L of RS Yes I missed that. 4.6G/L is not bone dry. Not for me. I like 1.5g/L RS or less, most of the time prefer 0.5G/L' Even cam defines "bone dry" as less than 1G/L ht...
by Sean_S
October 15th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Chris Crutchfield wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 2:54 pm
heh, the photoshop job on the bottle image is pretty janky
Edit: Its bone dry

Sean
by Sean_S
October 14th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Paetra Dry Riesling (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton)
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: TN: 2017 Paetra Dry Riesling (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton)

2017 Paetra Dry Riesling - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (10/14/2020) Bone dry. Citrus, peach, minerals. No petrol notes. Guessing due to barrel fermentation, it has this nice roundness that just softens the racy acid slightly. This is how you do it. Riesling is meant for this sty...
by Sean_S
October 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 80
Views: 3456

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

Sorry, the wine buyer for Trader Joe's needs to be tarred and feathered.... Sorry have to agree. Way better luck at Costco. Kirkland Cotes du Rhone and Chianti Classico are quite good for the sub $7 price point. But honestly I've stopped buying stuff like that. So much good wine out there at 15-20 ...
by Sean_S
October 14th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?
Replies: 104
Views: 4738

Re: Did anyone else get a shipment notification from Bedrock?

Received my shipment today. 8 bottles in a 12 pack styro with several spaces broken in pieces. Little white styro balls all over the place. Wines are fine which is what counts. Took my handheld vacuum out on the porch to open them after receiving the below from my Father-in-law (a sometimes lurker/...
by Sean_S
October 14th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Fall offer
Replies: 29
Views: 2448

Re: Rhys Fall offer

Just opened a 2013 Swan Terrace. Holy shit! I never “got” Swan Terrace, until tonight. Wow, Those were my favorites when George did the massive Rhys verticle last year with our local Berserker offline group dinner with Kevin Harvey. That might have been due to palate fatigue by the time we got arou...
by Sean_S
October 14th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.
Replies: 793
Views: 40407

Re: WineAccess Thread - Wines, Tasting Notes, Deals, etc.

Would love to get in on the Mount Eden chardonnay they have but am waiting to use my referral credits on more expensive bottles. I am hoping they get some 2016 Hillside Select so I can snag a few more bottles with the discounts and Amex offer. Hey Jeff, If your a Costco shopper check your local Cos...
by Sean_S
October 13th, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Side note: I know the Lone Hawk Cabernet very well. Close friends of ours are part owners of that vineyard. Its in a McMansion silicon valley neighborhood way up in the Saratoga Hills right next to Mountain Winery and very close to Mount Eden. Most of the production goes back to the land owners and...
by Sean_S
October 13th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Their other cab, Lonehawk does have a 10 year cellar time, but only a 50 case production. Sorry, when I said age, I meant time in barrel and not aging potential. Their website says 18mo vs. 22mo that dN states. My comment was more meant towards some of the other comments on the the Salinian cellar ...
by Sean_S
October 13th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Their other cab, Lonehawk does have a 10 year cellar time, but only a 50 case production. Sorry, when I said age, I meant time in barrel and not aging potential. Their website says 18mo vs. 22mo that dN states. My comment was more meant towards some of the other comments on the the Salinian cellar ...
by Sean_S
October 13th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I'm attempting to age them, I'm just not doing a good job. If I really didn't want to drink them I need to hide them at a friends house.

Sean
by Sean_S
October 13th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

That my problem with the crack and the WR Chardonnay. I'm down to one bottle each of 15 and 16. CT says we have downed 5 bottles of the 18 Dundee Hills so far....
by Sean_S
October 11th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 239
Views: 12255

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened the 19 Santa Cruz Mt Pinot yesterday and today. Much better today than yesterday. My first SCM PN. Very fruity on the nose and the taste. Doesn't drink like a 14.5% abv until I drank it with some food then I could feel the heat otherwise I wouldn't have noticed it. overall not bad for $12 as...
by Sean_S
October 11th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harrington Wines fall wine offering
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Harrington Wines fall wine offering

and BTW: In for another Library Case! No Brainer. Can't wait to see what gems Bryan digs out.
by Sean_S
October 11th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harrington Wines fall wine offering
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Harrington Wines fall wine offering

has anyone tried their cabs? Sure, I've had them numerous times and have quite a few in the cellar. The Cabernets are as very much as described. These are not 14.5% monsters, the two cab sauvs are 13.3% and 13.5%. The are restrained and balanced with generous acidity. Despite being age worthy they ...
by Sean_S
October 11th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?
Replies: 62
Views: 2582

Re: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?

As mentioned numerous times cellar tracker. I don't how many times I am at a wine shop looking to buy something of interest and plug it into cellar tracker for info. It is always nice to see what I scored the wine and makes for easy purchasing decisions. Not to mention Eric is a great guy and has a...
by Sean_S
October 8th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harrington Wines fall wine offering
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Harrington Wines fall wine offering

Although Bryan Harrington closed his winery at the end of last year and I'm no longer working with him, he still has some wine to sell, and he thought it would be good to post the link below to his fall wine offering. It's actually something of a preview, since Bryan has not yet sent out an email b...
by Sean_S
October 8th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Bsaed on that my recommendation stands. and everyone should try the Whistling Ridge Blanc (field blend of mostly riesling) I tried the '19 a few weeks ago at a local shop and really liked it. I don't remember the exact blend, but I believe there's Gris and something else along with the Riesling. It...
by Sean_S
October 8th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Michael R Fox wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 10:17 am
Walter Scott La Combe Verte 2017
Irvine and Roberts
Bsaed on that my recommendation stands. and everyone should try the Whistling Ridge Blanc (field blend of mostly riesling)
by Sean_S
October 8th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The Durant and Dundee Hills bottlings will be more toward your liking. What are some example of Chardonnays that you like?
by Sean_S
October 8th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just opened the 2017 Goodfellow Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay. If you like licking sheet metal and enjoy ripping minerality, this is the chardonnay for you! Agreed! My note from May: 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge Cuvée - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (5/3/2020) Thr...
by Sean_S
October 8th, 2020, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Do you have some sort of deal going on, Marcus? The wines are great and I'm out of them, but $50-70 hurts these days more than ever. Do you do ITB discount? Hi Adam, We do a Berserker discount, usually it’s for when Berserkers visit, but with Covid we’ve been offering it email purchases by Berserke...
by Sean_S
October 7th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just opened the 2017 Goodfellow Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay. If you like licking sheet metal and enjoy ripping minerality, this is the chardonnay for you! Yes! I love the side by side of Dundee Hills and Ribbon Ridge. Marcus’ signature minerality and some salinity are there for both, but the Dundee is ...
by Sean_S
October 6th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Do you guys normally purchase through the web site? Do they just sell on release a couple times a year? I emailed last week and again this week to put in an order. Called a few times, have heard nothing back. Thx I used to order Goodfellow from both the Winery and some local oregon retailers and st...
by Sean_S
October 6th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 480
Views: 29845

Re: Ravenswood library offer

reviving this thread to say we opened up a 1996 Sonoma Cab Franc this weekend and it was just wow. I would have bought high quality Chinon but never would have thought cali. It was poured next to several decade younger wines that night and the color blew us all away, still densely pigmented with ha...
by Sean_S
October 6th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Opened a 2013 Matello Duex Vert Syrah last night. Just enough for a nice pour tonight. Was lovely for a fall Sunday night and just as good tonight. Definitely for those that like a leaner (AFWE) Syrah. I really like this wine. Not sure I would nail it as Syrah blind (its just so light and feminine)...
by Sean_S
October 6th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I hope the 2018 Dundee Hills is offered in the next BD. Want to reload. That wine is awesome. Don't miss the Ribbon Ridge. Declassified WR fruit. The 17 was amazing and I am chomping at the bit for fires and weather to die down so I can return to California and have Marcus ship my wine. The biggest...
by Sean_S
October 5th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Maybe WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir? Oak (50% new) and ABV match. Price is all over the place - $50 at the winery (though surprised Cam didn't call this number out if its this one) but high $20s low $30s elsewhere online. 2017: https://www.willakenzie.com/wines/estate/estate-2 Scores not out yet? 2...
by Sean_S
October 5th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

We’re a big Pinot house and just spent time in Carlton visiting various wineries. What few wines we tasted in the $30-40 range were pretty weak and if Cam states this is the winery cost then it’s a hard pass for us. We’ll hold back for the Cali juice Offtopic but curious based on your comments. Wou...
by Sean_S
October 5th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Did anyone else notice that the preview article said this was going to be a mixed case. I don't see any verbiage indicating we getting a mixed case here....

Sean
by Sean_S
October 5th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

We’re a big Pinot house and just spent time in Carlton visiting various wineries. What few wines we tasted in the $30-40 range were pretty weak and if Cam states this is the winery cost then it’s a hard pass for us. We’ll hold back for the Cali juice Offtopic but curious based on your comments. Wou...
by Sean_S
October 5th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

DavidR wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 10:52 am
Modern styled pinot at 14.2% alcohol is a pretty quick pass for me.
Easy pass for me but easy Christmas gift for friends back east who like this style.

Sean
by Sean_S
October 4th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: TN: 2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain

2017 Aeris Wines Carricante Bianco Centennial Mountain - USA, California, Sonoma County (10/4/2020) Sample bottle, and it’s very well made, but perhaps Carricante just isn’t my thing. I like the zippy lemon notes, and the fresh hay elements are quite nice, but it never excites me. There is absolute...
by Sean_S
October 4th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Dundee Hills
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Dundee Hills

Finally diving into the 4(!) cases of Goodfellow that just arrived. 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Dundee Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (10/4/2020) Tart green apple, ripe pineapple, candied lime, and white flowers enveloped by a hint of matchstick reduction on the ...
by Sean_S
October 2nd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 DeNegoce OG No. 07 Pinot Noir, St. Rita Hills
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: TN: 2017 DeNegoce OG No. 07 Pinot Noir, St. Rita Hills

Larry I buy quite a few full cases of wines we drink a lot of at home. Largely Oregon Pinot and Chard. I will buy full cases of single wines from Goodfellow. WV Pinot Noir, RR Chardonnay, WR Blanc, Cameron Dundee hills Pinot & Chard, I Brand Jacks Chard, & Birichino Vin Gris. All of these wines are ...
by Sean_S
October 2nd, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Agreed, the Goodfellow is a standout in that price point, though it's a crowded field, at least if you live in the area. An embarrassment of riches in the sub-$25 range. Thats probably true for me as well with Cameron being a close #2 and its $20 with the wine club discount Sean I'm sorry, what's t...
by Sean_S
October 2nd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

He has a lot of wines that are under $50....actually the majority are....not to dissuade you from buying goodfellow, but there are a hell of a lot of great wines generally under $50 to drink without needing a discount. His Willamette Valley PN is my single favorite PN under $25. I dont think anyone...
by Sean_S
October 2nd, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Avalon, Vinopolis, Liner and and Elsen and Sec can all provide your Goodfellow. BTW: None of these folks including Marcus charge sales tax on out of state orders so that helps with Shipping costs... Its going to be cheaper and easier to order from these folks versus trying to find it back east and p...
by Sean_S
September 30th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 2709

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

Jealous. Sounds like you are having a great time....
by Sean_S
September 30th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

I love Petit Sirah, and there are some great ones from Mendo (Theopolis Vineyard) but anything that is 15% alcohol is an immediate pass for me.

EDIT: and 350 cases already sold

Sean
by Sean_S
September 28th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 11:32 am
Just saw UPS notices for 2 of my 4 or 5 cases of pending Goodfellow being shipped out today 😁
I need to check on that. Have a pile coming and want it to go to correct address

Sean
by Sean_S
September 28th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 659
Views: 43855

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Over the last week. We drank a bunch of 17-18 Goodfellow Chardonnays from entry level bottlings to Richards. No formal notes on any of these but I can say having many side by side I certainly prefer 17 to 18. My wife is the opposite. All are outstanding. 2017 RR is still a favorite of mine. Glad I h...
by Sean_S
September 24th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 350
Views: 31631

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

This just in from Esther Mobley at the San Francisco Chronicle (Dont think this is behind paywall)

"Lemonade out of lemons’: Distillery turns smoke-tainted wine grapes into purposefully smoky grappa"

https://link.sfchronicle.com/view/5f47f ... p/e0b9f611

Sean
by Sean_S
September 23rd, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 655

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Cuvée Anne Chardonnay

The nose is smoky and flinty in the modern style of white Burgundy from good producers, and there's also a really attractive salted caramel-covered nut character with white flowers. The palate is incisive and focused with lively acid but with an attractive breadth and weight; I love the perfect tig...
by Sean_S
September 22nd, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

de Negoce 25 reviewed on CT but this hasn't shipped to ANYONE so makes no sense and thinking an error? https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp?iWine=3704272&iNote=8648832&searchId=7E92227C%23selected%253DW3672543_1_K223c1c91dc36f03ac3f0229f354d6d6d Matthew, Lots of wine is given out to folks in the ...
by Sean_S
September 22nd, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6112
Views: 354002

Re: de Negoce offer

Reminder of how Cam is sourcing this spare juice: the pandemic has crushed restaurant sales, and likely taken a bit out of Wine Club sales. 500 cases of cash right before crush (typically barrels re delivered in July- bills due Net 30), wineries need operting income. A winery that owns 338 acres of...
by Sean_S
September 19th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Utah wine questions
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Utah wine questions

Leaving for Park City in a few weeks. Questions: 1) Is there any way to ship wine to Utah? 2) is BYOB allowed in restaurants ? 3) Are the State liquor stores decent? Thank you! Shipping to Utah is a challenge., Wine Check on airplane works every time as well packing cases in your car. BYOB is plent...
by Sean_S
September 19th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 941

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

This summer I have been drinking a lot more white, and have decided I really like chardonnay and after 15 years with this hobby I should start cellaring some! What producers do people recommend trying, or lists to join? Im on Kongsgaard (active), Aubert (waitlist), Rivers Marie (just signed up in A...
by Sean_S
September 18th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 79
Views: 3087

Re: Cali Cab producers who make fine Sauvignon Blanc

Marty Mathis at Kathryn Kennedy here in the SCM makes a really nice Sauvignon blanc and its $20 at K&L https://www.klwines.com/p/i?i=1495131&searchId=518d9c9c-8168-4bf9-a051-a9ee01ee2147&searchServiceName=klwines-prod-productsearch&searchRank=1 Here's some notes from Marty from an email earlier toda...

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