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by Bryan Price
March 4th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 192
Views: 12829

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

I enjoy how most threads drift into France vs. California very quickly. I thought the Judgment of Paris already decided this?
by Bryan Price
March 4th, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Bevan sell out?
Replies: 61
Views: 5000

Re: Why doesn’t Bevan sell out?

I can't speak to other's tastes. I've had 8-12 bottles of the Bevan pinot and it's really delicious, full throttle wine, but that price point is above a producer like Wiliams Selyem that has a similar style but that I like more.
by Bryan Price
March 4th, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?
Replies: 87
Views: 3119

Re: What does your Spouse or Significant Other drink with you?

It's hard to get my wife to drink anything other than pinot noir, despite her having tried a lot of varietals. Sometimes I can coax her to have some chardonnay if it's paired with cheese.
by Bryan Price
March 4th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Scherrer "Nepenthe" Special Offer
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: PSA: Scherrer "Nepenthe" Special Offer

His 2013 RRV pinot for $25 last year was my "deal of the century" wine. After drinking 1 case I ordered 2 more!
by Bryan Price
March 3rd, 2021, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 451
Views: 123696

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

We ate at a cool little restaurant last night which deserves to be on the Healdsburg list: Guiso Latin Fusion (pronounced "gee-so" hard G). It's a young Salvadoran chef, cooking latin food from around Central America and Caribbean, with some special recipes from grandma and elsewhere. Onl...
by Bryan Price
March 3rd, 2021, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 633

Re: TN: 2010 Williams Selyem Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

I've experienced a low volume of bottle variation from WS. I tasted through about 6 bottles of the 2010 Sonoma Coast a couple of years ago and thought they were aging very well.
by Bryan Price
February 24th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 1658

Re: An anomalous 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 1996 Williams Selyem Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Keep those WS notes coming Blake! I especially enjoy the pics.

How did you know you loved WS so much and that it would age so well to the point you felt safe loading up on it to drink many bottles later on? Did you feel like you were taking a risk at any point?
by Bryan Price
February 24th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..
Replies: 27
Views: 1270

Re: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..

Jeff O wrote: February 24th, 2021, 7:37 pm Isn't it probable that the fakes are actually BETTER than the originals?
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by Bryan Price
February 24th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1921

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

I stopped entering purchases into CT recently and am happier for it. My "inventory" is looking through my Eurocave racks to get a feel for what's still there before selecting a bottle. This may be more difficult if your inventory is closer to 10k bottle vs. 600. Partly why I stopped doing ...
by Bryan Price
February 10th, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: San Benito County--the Languedoc of CA? (And Kenneth Volk)
Replies: 30
Views: 1450

Re: San Benito County--the Languedoc of CA? (And Kenneth Volk)

Loved the Primitivo I tasted (and bought) a few years back. The mystery wine pack is a lot of fun also.
by Bryan Price
January 28th, 2021, 8:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED TO 1/29: Sojourn Cellars - 95 Point Wine Trifecta, Bonus Bottle, and more...
Replies: 31
Views: 3135

Re: EXTENDED TO 1/29: Sojourn Cellars - 95 Point Wine Trifecta, Bonus Bottle, and more...

In for a case! You snagged me at the 11th hour Randal! I wanted to mention that I've visited the tasting room 4-5 times, and it's always been one of the highlights of my wife's annual Sonoma birthday trip in February. Last year was the first that we missed going and this year makes two in a row. Her...
by Bryan Price
January 28th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** LAST DAY *** tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler 6 Packs, Free Shipping!
Replies: 204
Views: 5424

Re: *** EXTENDED UNTIL 2/2 *** tercero wines - Rose Futures, Sampler Packs, Free Shipping, Bonus Magnums!

In for the rose futures case, that one is a slam dunk! Hey stranger! Hope you two are doing well and enjoying the new house! Thanks for the order - hope to connect in person one of these days . . . Cheers! Hey Larry! Glad you remembered us! You are always such a fun and gracious host. Is your tasti...
by Bryan Price
January 28th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8463

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

I'm guessing 50-60 bottles based on the $, but I've recently given up tracking the inventory in CT and don't really want to look much more closely at the evidence of my hedonism. My wife and I have been guzzling Pinot like it was our jobs this year and last so I needed a lot more reasonably priced P...
by Bryan Price
January 27th, 2021, 1:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985
Replies: 56
Views: 2556

Re: Briceland Vineyards - Humboldt's Finest Since 1985

Rodrigo B wrote: January 26th, 2021, 10:43 am Email sent. Excited to try these!
Glad to see you made the pros so you could stop terrorizing Notre Dame football!
by Bryan Price
January 13th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: News from Williams Selyem
Replies: 19
Views: 2421

Re: News from Williams Selyem

From what I gleaned, Dyson purchased WS out of respect and a desire to keep it what it was (or represented) without making a quick buck, and I'm glad to see this continuing. If you had told me WS was purchased by Duckhorn, Gallo, Constellation Brands, etc. and be caught up in some larger conglomerat...
by Bryan Price
January 6th, 2021, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9232

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Bryan Price wrote: January 6th, 2021, 8:54 am
RickieM wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:16 pm Until 2022. That's my New Year's resolution. Have too much on hand right now.
I'm with you, until I see some outstanding pinot noir at $30 or below and my hand is forced!
Well, forgot that I had ordered some wine through my dad's tasting group and my payment came due today. Whoops.
by Bryan Price
January 6th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9232

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

RickieM wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 3:16 pm Until 2022. That's my New Year's resolution. Have too much on hand right now.
I'm with you, until I see some outstanding pinot noir at $30 or below and my hand is forced!
by Bryan Price
January 5th, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 2162

Re: Consumption in 2020

We've mostly been drinking pinot noir and beaujolais, so I've instituted a moratorium on buying anything else until my cellar evens out. I've also given up on tracking purchases in Cellartracker as my ~300 bottles per year was getting too burdensome, and I always forgot to mark off the ones I drank....
by Bryan Price
December 15th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 46
Views: 4764

Re: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville

Loved the 2014 and 2016, and loaded up on this vintage as well.
by Bryan Price
November 28th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 563
Views: 42906

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

Glenn L e v i n e wrote: November 26th, 2020, 7:53 am So primary still but just a joy to drink. Gobs of plum & zinberry fruit, wine spreading its wings 2H after uncorking.

A decade or more from Claret.

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Your notes are great Glenn. Please keep 'em comin'!
by Bryan Price
November 23rd, 2020, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Drinking my 4th or 5th bottle of the 2017 Thivin CDB, still lush and not much bottle variation. Interested to see what the 2018s taste like. Bryan, I did the same tonight. I continue to be very impressed by the 2017 Thivin CDB. I have a couple of the 2017s left, and I see the 2019s on offer now. So...
by Bryan Price
September 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2697

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

I would be concerned about the air quality for a week or two after the fires are out....and they are still raging right now.
by Bryan Price
September 11th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Drinking my 4th or 5th bottle of the 2017 Thivin CDB, still lush and not much bottle variation. Interested to see what the 2018s taste like.
by Bryan Price
September 6th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Art R wrote: September 1st, 2020, 7:45 pm I'd avoid 2015 and 2018; but in addition to what has been mentioned I would recommend highly Anne-Sophie Dubois.
Too hot of a vintage?
by Bryan Price
September 1st, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Pat Martin wrote: August 29th, 2020, 2:54 pm Also, I’m having the 2nd half of the 16 Foillard I found too fruity. I like it a lot more today, still showing a bit of a candied cherry note (almost giving it a rose quality), but it’s more earthy and balanced now. Delicious.
I may like that, which bottling?
by Bryan Price
August 30th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10989

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Ha, damn man, what a hater... Just so I understand, what cocktail did I like that so offended you? Jeb, it's just that you're out of shape, unattractive, have a low IQ, and present an off putting personality. Other than that, no one hates! Oh, and there's your association with a certain Nebbiolo lo...
by Bryan Price
August 29th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California
Replies: 176
Views: 12936

Re: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California

Scott Everson wrote: October 25th, 2017, 1:39 pm Did I count just one vote for Sea Smoke ?
I counted 3 on the first page alone.
by Bryan Price
August 29th, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California
Replies: 176
Views: 12936

Re: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California

Wow! No love for Marcassin or Aubert. And lots of love for Wm Selyem under the original owners. I enjoyed WS in the 90s but stopped buying many years ago.. Are people saying that WS from the 90's is still drinking well? I recently had the opportunity to try a few early aughts: 2002, -03 and -04 Hir...
by Bryan Price
August 28th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 5004

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Widely available... Jaffurs Santa Barbara County Syrah $22 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cab $22 Bodegas Ateca Calatayud Atteca Old Vines $14 Villa Antinori Toscana $15 St Francis Old Vine Zin $12 "Widely available..." ay, there's the rub! I purchased nearly 3 cases of the 2013 Scherrer RRV ...
by Bryan Price
August 28th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 5004

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

Patrick T a y l o r wrote: August 25th, 2020, 5:57 pm Chateau Thivin Brouilly is sub-$25 (barely) and ageworthy.
Drank a 2017 last night it's still lush!
by Bryan Price
August 28th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

On Roilette, I usually only buy the Cuvee Tardive over the normale as the up-charge is minimal and the quality difference can be significant. I buy the Griffe du Marquis in most years. I just bought some 2017 Roilette Cuvee Tardive for $23, which is just a stupid price for what is already one of my...
by Bryan Price
August 23rd, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I like that Thivin very much but 2016 and 2014 are even better, less rich and the 2014 more classic in structure. The 2017 Thivin Cuvee Zaccharie (sp?) is insanely good Yes I would have called that Thivin a cocktail wine but that's exactly what I wanted at the time. Are those older vintages still d...
by Bryan Price
August 23rd, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Drank a 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly last night. You would not know that wine was 3+ years old, it was rich, ripe, lush and very enjoyable. Also tasted a 2017 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon which was much more complex and a nice food friendly wine. I would buy both bottles again for sub-$30 any d...
by Bryan Price
August 20th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Byran - The answer to that question often turns on the vintage. In the better vintages, say like 2014, I may buy all of the cuvees from some of these producers, where in lesser years, perhaps only what I consider to be their flagship. So, it depends. Generally: On Roilette, I usually only buy the C...
by Bryan Price
August 20th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

Bryan, glad you discovered the beauty of this storied, and once maligned, little region! I drink a bottle most weeks as it pairs so well with most simple dishes, including seafood like tuna and salmon, especially grilled. Most years I buy: Thivin Roilette Lapierre Bouland Foillard Metras All very d...
by Bryan Price
August 20th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

Re: 2019 Beaujolais

I'm late to the Beaujolais game. My friend recently open a bottle from Moulin a Vent at dinner and I thought it tasted like a ~$60 California pinot. His price on the wine was $38 and he told me that Beaujolais will soon be priced much higher once it gains popularity. I was shocked such value could ...
by Bryan Price
August 19th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Beaujolais
Replies: 81
Views: 7134

2019 Beaujolais

I'm late to the Beaujolais game. My friend recently opened a bottle from Moulin a Vent at dinner and I thought it tasted like a ~$60 California pinot. His price on the wine was $38 and he told me that Beaujolais should be priced much higher but for some reason it remains undervalued. I was shocked s...
by Bryan Price
August 13th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots

Hell, I hadn’t had breakfast yet. [snort.gif] I think morning is the best time to taste, your palate is fresh. Agree. The 10 am appointment is always my favorite to truly taste wines There’s nothing like morning To Kalon, GIII, Dr Crane etc barrel samples with Mike Smith. I like Thursdays! Mine as ...
by Bryan Price
August 13th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: TNs: A morning taste through the ‘19 Rivers Marie Pinots

Nothing like some wine before lunch!
by Bryan Price
July 25th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6489

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Napa 2007, Nor Cal 2012 I'm still drinking the 2012s which producers disappointed you? 2012 from the start of the vintage and until harvest '13, was hyped to be one of the greatest vintages in decades. I've tasted dozens (hundreds?) of '12s and everything is " fine " but most wines are as...
by Bryan Price
July 17th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6489

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

H Wallace Jr wrote: July 6th, 2020, 6:42 pm Napa 2007, Nor Cal 2012
I'm still drinking the 2012s which producers disappointed you?
by Bryan Price
July 16th, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 97
Views: 5887

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Since Tom's been mentioned in the thread, I'll just say that a 1988 Dehlinger Pinot Noir consumed last October was mind-boggling good. One of the top California pinots of the last few years for me, bested only by the 1991 Morgan Reserve (Dujac in disguise) and some late-90s Arcadians (surprise, sur...
by Bryan Price
July 16th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 97
Views: 5887

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

This category is quite a mixed bag. Like others here, we’ve had varied results with aging these. Agreed. I have found no road to predictability with wonderful surprises I'd never expect and disappointments from pedigreed offerings. Sort of like dating. Yet you still keep buying wine wondering the e...
by Bryan Price
July 8th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 76
Views: 7161

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

If one was staying in Cambria on the coast, any food or other recommendations of things to do after a day of wine tasting in Paso?
by Bryan Price
July 8th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rusack Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: TN: 2016 Rusack Syrah (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County)

This post caught my eye as Rusack is the first wine club I joined (I think around 2014) and the only non-mailing list I am still on. I found some of your descriptors a little surprising, but I'm not the best taster to pick up all that's going on in a bottle. Looks like you tasted the regular bottlin...

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