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by Sean_S
March 21st, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 234
Views: 12762

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: 3379
Views: 293474

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: 28
Views: 1697

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: 336

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: 672

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: 357

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: 5
Views: 410

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 BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details
Replies: 79
Views: 1311

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: 5
Views: 410

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 1st, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sub-$40 Chardonnay
Replies: 42
Views: 1426

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: 1739

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: 1426

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: 118
Views: 6665

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: 2
Views: 612

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: 9163

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: 1914

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: 3709

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: 795

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: 523

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: 402

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: 1755

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: 2976

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: 7363

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: 7363

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: 7363

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

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

Sean
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 2:36 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: 99
Views: 2356

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Contemplated the case of 14's before but passed. Saw the 6 pack and jumped on it.

Thanks Bill
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: Ceritas Spring Release Coming Thursday January 31st

I'm reasonably sure Ceritas sells out every offering, without any help from the critics. They certainly seem to sell out every offering but its hard to say the effect of the critics because they have earned some hefty scores in the past which may contribute to the demand? Who knows... I certainly e...
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Signal Ridge Vineyards - High Altitude Cool Climate Wines: 35% off and PENNY SHIPPING on cases
Replies: 17
Views: 747

Re: Signal Ridge Vineyards - High Altitude Cool Climate Wines: 35% off and PENNY SHIPPING on cases

In for a case.... 3rd year in a row for Carignane. Its become a favorite. Glad to see the Chardonnay and the Bubbles in the mix this year in addition to Carignane and Pinot.

Sean
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Harrington Wines - Two “Short & Simple” BD10 Offers - Offers extended to Monday!
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Harrington Wines - Two “Short & Simple” BD10 Offers

Was fortunate to taste through most of these at Harrington open house in December and stocked up at the time. I enjoy all these wines but the Cedar Crest Cabernet Franc and McEvoy Syrah are quite special.

Sean
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 55
Views: 2241

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Jason T wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 9:00 am
Hey Marcus- I’m in for the following:

2 Bob Hughes
2 Sean Smiths
1 case of the Greg T (I assume that would mean 6 of each bottle?)?
1 case of the Travis Fantz
Love it. Go Big or Go Home.....

Now you just need to call Liner & Elsen, SEC, or Vinopolis and get you some crack

Sean
Gueax Tigers!
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 9:31 am
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: 99
Views: 2356

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Oder in for some Futures.... Thanks again bill.... Can't wait to try the Gewürztraminer
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 55
Views: 2241

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

In for my namesake 6 pack and case of the Travis Fantz.

Awesomeness Marcus. Berserker Cuvee lives on!!!!!

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Marcus, you owe yourself some flannery beef.....

Happy Berserker Day
Sean
by Sean_S
January 27th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7363

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

At the end (beginning?) of my first BD, informed by reading past threads: Tercero 6 pack rose Briceland mixed 6 pack Franny Beck 6 pack Valeta mixed 6 pack EMH Black Cat 3 pack Loring mystery 6 pack Virage 4 pack mini-vertical Riverain 3 pack cab With still a couple more to go tomorrow, assuming my...
by Sean_S
January 26th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

Re: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars

Goodfellow was the standout from our visit the the WV this past summer. We ordered a case and cannot keep our hands off of them. Funny. My wife and I had the same experience! Visited, bought case, became huge Goodfellow fans. Marcus - I will be ordering another case this year, either during BD or s...
by Sean_S
January 26th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 13250

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - PREVIEW/EARLY PURCHASE forums are live!!

So...do you all remember last year when we did a brief sneak peek at the Auctions? Are our GCC members willing/wanting to do that again? Just a little 15 minute window (maybe 30...) to take a peek, then it goes away until tomorrow around noon???? Are we doing that again this year.... My card is alr...
by Sean_S
January 26th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs
Replies: 47
Views: 2211

Re: Sandler BerserkerDay 10 4 Packs and 6 Packs

Cant wait to try the Berserker Cuvee. The Bien Nacido and the Cortada Alta are sublime. Unfortunately the Cabernet which is amazing is not in the offer. If you haven't tried the Sandler cabernet Sauvignion then you should.

Sean
by Sean_S
January 26th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10
Replies: 29
Views: 1340

Re: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10

Killer wines.... Just tasted through a few of these last weekend. The Monte Bello Rd Cabernet is spectacular.....
by Sean_S
January 26th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 55
Views: 2241

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Totally stoked that somehow I have an named offer. Even more excited about the Travis Frantz
by Sean_S
January 25th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 Rhys Alesia SCM Chard $32.99 @ K&L
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: PSA: 2016 Rhys Alesia SCM Chard $32.99 @ K&L

back to 44.99
by Sean_S
January 25th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Ceritas Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: TN: 2012 Ceritas Chardonnay Heintz Vineyard

havent popped mine yet. excited to try
by Sean_S
January 22nd, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel drinking window
Replies: 43
Views: 1746

Re: Zinfandel drinking window

A few yeas ago we did an old Zin themed birthday party. Well over a dozen Zins from 1935 to early eighties, a few each from the '50s and '60s, with a bunch of '70s. Different producer for each wine. Don't recall any being dead. A few weren't great, but most were excellent to stunning. Note that mos...
by Sean_S
January 22nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: My Pouilly-Fuissé epiphany
Replies: 40
Views: 1163

Re: TN: My Pouilly-Fuissé epiphany

Thanks for the note. What was the price of the 2015 Eric Forrest PF? I've always enjoyed Jadot PF for what it is and the price. $30 full retail. I was able to scoop over a case for $16 each on clearance. grouphug Thanks Mark for the note.... Surprising since Burgundy is dead at retail and this came...

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