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by Sean_S
November 12th, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2018 Whistling Ridge Riesling - this bottle was outstanding - lime, slate, with just a touch of sweetness presumably from the fruit not RS, with a long, dry finish. My friend and I opened the bottle after dinner thinking we’d have a glass or two, and we’re shocked to see we drank the whole bottle w...
by Sean_S
November 12th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Justice Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: TN: 2017 Walter Scott Chardonnay Justice Vineyard

Excited to hear. Haven't popped one yet....
by Sean_S
November 12th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 50
Views: 794

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

I'm down and have a riesling and mystery white on my mind.... Thanks Dan and Gene, Yuzu was great last time there.

and BTW: 2 open house(s) in the city on Sunday. Harrington/CB Cellars and August West/Sandler/Mannsfield Dunne/Cellar 33/Highlawn

Sean
by Sean_S
November 6th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mansfield-Dunne Wines
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Mansfield-Dunne Wines

FYI: at the Mansfield-Dunn tasting they will be pouring at least three different producers that Ed Kurtzman makes (August West, Mansfield-Dunne, Sandler Wine Company). I personally prefer the more restrained style of the Sandlers but all three are excellent quality. In addition, there will be some c...
by Sean_S
November 6th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Harrington Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: PSA: Harrington Sale

+1 on that Ken. I will be there. Trying to recruit some friends to join me.
by Sean_S
November 6th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Harrington Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 598

PSA: Harrington Sale

As many of you know Harrington is closing its doors. There will be two final open houses outlined below but Ken Zinns emailed this out the other day with details on the close out pricing. http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/939167/87829a6c03/1588015571/2e938ae8be/ Harrington Wines Closing - Final Sal...
by Sean_S
November 6th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

Re: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Pretty confident Sandler has some left as well. You can reach out to Ed at info@sandlerwine.com

Sean
by Sean_S
November 5th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees
Replies: 17
Views: 1166

A Tale of Two Berserker 10th Anniversary Cuvees

Hi All, Was up at August West wines in San Francisco last week helping out with the harvest and hanging with fellow Berserkers Wes Barton, Ken Zinns and Ed Kurtzman. I got a chance pickup my BDX Cuvee from Ed and brought him a bottle of Goodfellow Berkersker Cuvee. Ed wanted to pop both and do some ...
by Sean_S
November 5th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge Cuvée - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (11/5/2019) Nothing like the 2016 or the "kinder and gentler" 2017 Dundee Hills Chardonnay. This is what I want in my Goodfellow Chardonnay! My new QPR Benchmark. It's similar to the rest of ...
by Sean_S
November 3rd, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4132

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

larry schaffer wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 3:53 pm
First off, please define 'major player'? To whom?
Jancis, Gillman, Galloni, Kelley, Dunnuck, many Berskers, their customers and their waiting list to name a few...

deadhorse

Sean
by Sean_S
November 3rd, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4132

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

There is a precise grand total of exactly one Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, California's greatest terroir for the grape... 2014 Black Ridge, rated 89. I have never heard of them, no surprise even though I am a Santa Cruz Mountain fanatic. Not only no Rhys, but no Mount Eden, Thomas Foga...
by Sean_S
November 2nd, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just purchased and received a case of 2016/2017 Goodfellow Chardonnays, including the Durant, Richard's Cuvee and Whistling Ridge. Based on a number of comments about his Willamette Valley Chardonnay, I just ordered and received a half case of his 2017 Willamette Valley and tried a bottle on Monday...
by Sean_S
November 1st, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I had my first chance last night to try the 2017 Richard's Cuvee and Durant Chardonnays. That reductive matchstick note is more pronounced on the Durant - it's barely noticeable on the Richard's. I have been ordering and drinking these two wines since the 2014 vintage, and for the first time I thin...
by Sean_S
October 31st, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 50
Views: 794

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

Prefer the 18th. Thumbs up for Yuzu. Great meal
by Sean_S
October 29th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 119
Views: 5928

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

My guess is that there's only one bottling of this wine. Where would the massive bottle variation come from? The real question is whether it is variation or perception? Anyone care to Venture a guess on that? Ive been thinking its just a polarizing wine. Its polarizing all right. It didn't line up ...
by Sean_S
October 26th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18949

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Smoke has made to Silicon Valley. Winds are supposed to the be the strongest of the year for ~48 hours it seems. PGE currently estimating shutoff in the Santa Cruz Mountains starting tonight at 6:00 PM. Not going to slow me down. Some fellow Berserkers are coming over for Flannery hangers and wine r...
by Sean_S
October 24th, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18949

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

In recent years near us in the SCM we had two started due to cars catching fire on highway 17. We had some arson stemming from some redneck love triangle and best of all the F&*^*&in morons who think somehow they can have a small brush fire without consequence. In our neck of the woods so far PGE ha...
by Sean_S
October 24th, 2019, 10:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 1964

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

And I know I still have 2 cases of the `17 Sandar and Hem (Garagiste) Bates Ranch Cab Sauv. Already drink through the first case

Sean
by Sean_S
October 24th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 45
Views: 1429

Re: Walgreens Fedex

jordan whitehead wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm
better to ship to a fedex office
Yes especially since they are 24 hours near my house. Honestely never had issues with Walgreens either. Usually a liitle slower than Fedex Office. All so much better than UPS redirects which are painful.
by Sean_S
October 24th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 119
Views: 5928

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

We had the '16 and '17 at a Berserker dinner Monday. The '16 has faded notably from a year ago, but is still drinking very very well. Something was very wrong with the '17. Certainly a degree of VA, but not at the level anyone called it out that I heard. I'm thinking some other lactic acid bacteria...
by Sean_S
October 24th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 119
Views: 5928

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

We had the '16 and '17 at a Berserker dinner Monday. The '16 has faded notably from a year ago, but is still drinking very very well. Something was very wrong with the '17. Certainly a degree of VA, but not at the level anyone called it out that I heard. I'm thinking some other lactic acid bacteria...
by Sean_S
October 22nd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 1964

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

BillK wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 6:24 pm
Another fun night last night. Thanks Ian for the tomaters.
Agreed. Lovely wines, good company and some killer tomatoes

Sean
by Sean_S
October 16th, 2019, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Hi All, Anyone up there in Oregon barrel sampled the 2017 WV Pinot Noir? Usual suspects are starting to show it in stock and got a promo today from Sec. Marcus, would you share tasting impressions on this latest release. Sec's note below could applied to many of Marcus' Pinots and leaves me wonderin...
by Sean_S
October 16th, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 1964

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato

I have the 2016 PAX that got the high scores or an older Lagier Meredith Syrah? Requests? Could also bring a Bonny Doon BN Syrah 12 or 13 to go with Robert's 10. Let me know if anyone has a preference. Both of those sound good. I have a few of those Pax's left in the cellar. Haven't tasted one in o...
by Sean_S
October 16th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge announcement - White Rhone Release
Replies: 28
Views: 1668

Re: Yup...

This seems like a good place to announce that in the last year I’ve fallen in love with Picpoul. Had a bunch - so nice and pleasing and crazy cheap. Oh, and this wine sounds fantastic. Yup, Jason..the Picpoul contributes mostly to the structure and mouthfeel, but the aromatics speak mostly of GB/Ro...
by Sean_S
October 16th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 64
Views: 5867

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

Lambert Bridge makes a killer Petit Verdot, not so much on the Chardonnay. Always been pricey for what they are. Paying for the atmosphere. Not so hot on most of their new wines but I buy 20 year old ones of WB for cheap and they have been consistent successes. Its a beautiful place with manicured g...
by Sean_S
October 15th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge announcement - White Rhone Release
Replies: 28
Views: 1668

Re: Ridge announcement - White Rhone Release

Nate Simon wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Price?
$30
by Sean_S
October 15th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12985

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Order live. Happy to get what I wanted (didn't work on chrome, only safari) Thanks Joel. Prices were very fair I had that issue as well with Chrome and glad I discovered that but unfortunately that cost me a few minutes and missed some choice bottles. Really like the pickup at Bedrock options for t...
by Sean_S
October 9th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2016 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Gris Reserve - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (10/9/2019) Crystal clear, med pale yellow in the glass. The nose leads with a yeasty/leesy note that reminds me of Champagne. Followed by citrus and minerality. The palate leads with some soft citrus, lemon zest and...
by Sean_S
October 9th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10912
Views: 397444

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Coravin'd a 2017 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Chardonnay. Couldn't resist. Was a little tight initially but opened up in the glass over an hour or so. Pretty lemon and mineral / saline notes, matched with good acidity. As an aside, does anyone know which DIAM cork is used here? I was surprised how di...
by Sean_S
October 2nd, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3197

Re: Beta Wine Release?

I was able to score 3x750 of the Montecillo but the vare is gone. I'm in the South Bay and would be willing to share with anyone in NorCal area.
by Sean_S
September 27th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct 21 - Donato
Replies: 84
Views: 1964

Re: SF Bay Area /Peninsula OL Oct

Alan Rath wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Shake shack?
I'm down with everything except Paul Martins.... Add me to the list please.

Sean
by Sean_S
September 24th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1896

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

Bringing: a 1995 Italian overrated overpriced too-new-world-style (as with far too many Tuscan wines) merlot (but not as overblown and overrated as e.g. Messorio merlot which might as well be the bad kind of Barossa Shiraz), and a 2004 Barolo (from a producer about which I know nothing) that was re...
by Sean_S
September 19th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2308

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

I Know Todd from the race track way back when I used live in NC. Todd used to run some darn good track days. He even came all the way out to VIR and we had a blast.

Sean
by Sean_S
September 19th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 4986

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Glad you are enjoying life George! Look forward to seeing you. Ian - My family and I concur the tomatoes are great. All the wines showed young except maybe the 06 Chard. For me, the 2006 Swan Terrace pinot was my WOTN. The 2001 Home pinot that Kevin brought was fully integrated but still primary. V...
by Sean_S
September 18th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2308

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Had the 2006 Estate last night for dessert after a large collection of Rhys. It was damn tasty and very primary at 13 years. The group did not leave a drop left in the bottle.....
by Sean_S
September 18th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 53
Views: 1896

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

I'm and I can bring something white and italian for sure
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 4986

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin

I subbed out the Chardonnay for an 06 KK Estate Cabernet. I also received the 2017 Goodfellow Berserker Cuvee today via UPS. Already popega'd that one... See everyone tonight.
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 32
Views: 2856

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

Oh so Sad..... Just last night there was part 6 of a blind tasting of 05 Pinots versus the 05 Burgs. Groups #1 and Wes' #1 was 05 Harringington Lund. So sad I missed this tasting and so sad I've really just started collecting Harrington wines. Love the uniqueness of varietals and the style. I know I...
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

Agreed, Nothing terribly interesting or complex. Just well made Pinot Noir. We are having a Rhys offline tonight with some verticals of Alpine and such. (see the offlines thread for more info). Lets see what stands out..... 2017 Goodfellow Berskerker Cuvee just arrived from UPS. Popega'd one and am ...
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 377
Views: 23345

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Berserker Cuvee in the house...... Notes coming shortly. 1st delivery of the fall season :)
by Sean_S
September 17th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

We had this wine blind during bottling at waxwing a few weeks ago. I don't disagree with your notes except it fits what I expect and like in pinot. This one worked for me.
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2308

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Just ran across this email offer on the "Lateral" from last week.

https://mailchi.mp/e5d2bf7c60c8/new-rel ... 059f768710

Sean
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 4986

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

I will bring an SCM chardonnay as well. Need to see what I can dig up....

Sean
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel

Pretty much any of the Ridge Zins don't seem to really hit their stride until at least age 20. And then drink well for another 10-20+ years..... 15 year old Ridge zins are still extremely primary and not showing much age at all.
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2308

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

KK is great producer. Her son Marty Mathis is the winemaker and has been for many years. They make 3-4 wines usually. A Sauv Blanc, Small Batch Santa Cruz Mountains Cab (Good QPR usually), The estate Cabernet, and Sparkling. Marty also bottles another brand called Lateral which is a Sonoma County Bo...
by Sean_S
September 13th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys with Kevin
Replies: 135
Views: 4986

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

I'm in 07 Alpine Pinot
by Sean_S
September 6th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Who's writing these notes? Marcus and/or Megan? Certainly, it wet my appetite and immediately had my popping a '13 Deux Vert Syrah... https://mailchi.mp/d1effa8a4c3c/2017-single-vineyard-releases-mailing-list-pre-order?e=c6480311f0 Hello All, I want to thank all of you on the Mailing List and Wine C...
by Sean_S
September 5th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!
Replies: 53
Views: 3444

Re: Kutch Fall Release, Save the date!

I certainly agree with Frank, The '17 staff and Sonoma Coast Pinots are both open for business. Amazing floral noses on both of these wines. The '17 staff was group #1 (my #1 as well) in a recent vertical of all staff vintages blind by a group of 14 including Jamie and Joanne. Budget is tight but ma...
by Sean_S
September 5th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5398

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

Today for harvest refreshments we ended up tasting through pairs of top 16/17 QPR chardonnay and pinot from some of my favorite OR producers.

Cameron, Goodfellow, Walter Scott and Vincent. To me they all deliver consistently and only the 2016 Richards Cuvee cost more than $25

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