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by Pat K
January 25th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 102
Views: 5212

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Relatively new member of TCV club. Whether we find that they get it is to be determined. But the above comments are encouraging. Thanks!
by Pat K
January 24th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 136
Views: 14007

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

There's been a rumor that Ridge will be doing BD this year. Are they a Newbie? Inquiring minds. They are, technically (newbie to BerserkerDay) but do they really need to introduce themselves to us? neener No introduction for me. Ridge, Ravenswood, Rosenblum. Learned the 3 Zs of Zinfandel years ago.
by Pat K
January 24th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 436
Views: 100587

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

Thanks, Brian. Didn't realize you had the prior post. Maybe now I have an

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by Pat K
January 24th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 136
Views: 14007

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

There's been a rumor that Ridge will be doing BD this year. Are they a Newbie? Inquiring minds.
by Pat K
January 22nd, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 136
Views: 14007

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

lauhill wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 12:43 pm
that is the truth!😎🥩🧀 Flannery Steaks and Gourmets of Spain will hopefully be back!
How about foodie stuff like coffee, teas, spices? Wishful thinking?
by Pat K
January 22nd, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 48
Views: 2748

Re: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC

Hello to the Falltacular family. Want to share some cool event news with you about next month. Every year, and for many years passed, we have asked a survivor of domestic violence to share their personal story during Falltaular Saturday. For many of you, this has been a moving moment, calling on yo...
by Pat K
January 19th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 136
Views: 14007

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

I would like to see each cost component listed for each offer. What is pre-tax price? How can I estimate or calculate tax? And, what is the shipping cost by state, if it varies. Whatever will help me calculate my total outgoing expense. I've had variations from no-cost shipping to well over $5 per b...
by Pat K
January 19th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 53
Views: 3062

Re: storing wines vertically?

Maybe I'm just too cynical and QPR-oriented, but I have to ask. Could it be that the Burg producer is trying to make sure that his wines, if $$$$, have every possible advantage via the most delicate handling, etc.? Also wonder how and if the wine store(s) monitor turnover to make sure no really good...
by Pat K
January 17th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1589

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

6F4F9AD9-B236-4C1A-A22D-5816AE986FCE.jpeg 2012 Alban Seymours vineyard The steak is about to hit the grill while this big boy breathes. 15.8% Qualify? Yes, of course. Alban is another winery I left out - I prepared my list mostly by searching for cabs in my collection and I only have syrahs from Al...
by Pat K
January 16th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 136
Views: 14007

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

I'm a relative newbie. Have purchased limited items in the past few years. This year, I would really like to focus on non-wine items. I have plenty. Any insights into non-wine & non-cheese items for a wine geek who is transitioning into a foodie would be welcome. As would any "be on the lookout for"...
by Pat K
January 11th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2248

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

Way too many people use the term "undrinkable" for a wine that doesn't fit their flavor/pleasure profile. Things like Caymus/The Prisoner are overdone for a reason, to satisfy a wide base of customers that like these kinds of things. Just because you don't like oysters doesn't mean oysters are unea...
by Pat K
January 11th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC
Replies: 48
Views: 2748

Re: 2020 Falltacular Main Event--Saturday, 2/22/2020 at my place in the OC

+1 on Myriad, Mike. Leah, we enjoyed the Cabernet Sauv at last year's event. Maybe opportunity to taste the Syrah as well?
by Pat K
January 11th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonny Doon sold to War Room Ventures . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 1675

Re: Bonny Doon sold to War Room Ventures . . .

Wow. Thanks for posting, Larry. We visited the Davenport tasting room in the fall, and noted that 2 specific wines we wanted were "on sale". Glad we bought all that we truly wanted: sounds like some of the wines will be phased out. Sign of the times, and the distribution system.
by Pat K
January 10th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1589

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

Maybe, just maybe, another Shiraz will qualify. Gotta try. Jip Jip Rocks, Limestone Coast, 2005, Shiraz Garnet to deep purple, legs medium. Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, medium toast. Flavors added cinnamon and vanilla. Body is medium/full, polished texture. Long finish, low acidity. W...
by Pat K
January 8th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 39
Views: 1620

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Thank you, Brig. I,too, appreciated the opportunity to learn about the organizations, to participate, and to read the TNs.

Well done and Cheers!

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by Pat K
January 7th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2248

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck was undrinkable for me as was 19 Crimes Chardonnay. Spit that one right out and poured the bottle down the drain. Went to TJs today. Evidence of oversupply? They've lowered the price of 2 Buck Chuck back to 2 Bucks. After years at $3. Haven't had it in years....not too e...
by Pat K
January 7th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1589

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

2007 Turley Zinfandel Dogtown Vineyard, Lodi Purple to inky, slow legs. Aromas of distinct black fruit, medium toast, cinnamon and nutmeg; hints of oak and raisin. Flavors reveal more pronounced spice, soy, and wood tannins. Medium to full body, smooth, deep texture. Medium finish, low acidity. An i...
by Pat K
January 1st, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1711

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

NV Segura Viudas Cava Brut Rose' Salmon to orange, fast legs. Plenty of bubbles. First red fruit aromas: strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, cherry. Defined aromas of biscuit; a bit of coconut, yeast. On the palate, red fruits continue to dominate, biscuit lingers. Light body, bright & juicy texture. ...
by Pat K
December 31st, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1711

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Or those of us too old to qualify but want to participate and will be having a sparkler. Plan is a Cava. Hope that qualified. Happy New Year to all!

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by Pat K
December 28th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1711

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Another Chenin: 2015 Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County. My first Sandlands; it took time to get on that list and to this day the wines I "wish for" aren't granted. So be it. Based on 2 days of tasting. Yellow gold, a few bubbles on day 1. Rim variation consistent with age; fast legs. Aromas are f...
by Pat K
December 25th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?

Mainly wineries, in my experience. But I do run across some retailers that offer case discounts. So considering all-in total, could approximate free shipping. FWIW if I cite a cost in a TN, it's all inclusive. List price + tax + shipping.

Hope this is helpful.
by Pat K
December 25th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1711

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

For you, Brian, of course. I used and stretched my imagination. Hope both qualify. Here goes: Tisdale Moscato NV, California (low-alcohol) Light greenish gold, fast legs. A few fast-disappearing bubbles; much more still than sparkling. Primary aromas are citrus: hint of melon and pineapple. Just a t...
by Pat K
December 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?

Fortunately our favorite LWS has a very accurate online inventory. Two others I rarely patronize do not. Wines not in stock are listed and at times one has to click on each wine to determine if it's really available. No wonder I rarely patronize....
by Pat K
December 23rd, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?

all in cost has and will always be the determining factor Agree. With 12-bottle purchase, my expectation is free shipping. Period. With 6 bottles as with some wine clubs, discount & reduced shipping cost. But I carefully calculate entire cost to be sure that, to me, pricing is reasonable and compar...
by Pat K
December 21st, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

2014 Giacomo Montresor Soave Classico Castello di Soave: Yellow gold, rim variation consistent with age. Medium+legs. Aromas are primarily white fruit: apple and pear. Subtle lemon, pineapple, and apple blossom. On the palate, pineapple strengthens and could that be banana? Definitely tart, lemony t...
by Pat K
December 19th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

2013 Friedrich Becker Becker Family, Pfalz Spätburgunder, Pinot Noir Outside my comfort zone as it's my first Spatburgunder (after months of searching for a reasonably-priced local option). Garnet with tinges of orange; rim variation consistent with age. Aromas are first earthy: forest floor, mushro...
by Pat K
December 18th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

2014 Feudo Solaria Sicilia "Mammertino di Milazzo" I, too chose an Italian wine. Outside my comfort zone because it's comprised of Grillo and Inzolia. I have no experience with either grape. Deep yellow gold, good clarity. On Day 1, a few bubbles. Aromas are tree fruit dominant: green apple, white p...
by Pat K
December 11th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18
Replies: 110
Views: 2173

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of the Loire for Semper Fi Fund - DEC11 - DEC18

2014 Saget Père & Fils Vouvray Light gold, medium legs. Aromas of lime, lemon, faint peach,subtle peach blossom & honey. Light/medium body, bright texture. Medium finish and medium-plus acidity. A hint of sweetness that seems more fruit-driven than residual sugar impact. Overall impression: varietal...
by Pat K
December 8th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2255

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2018 Van Duzer Pinot Gris Estate Willamette Valley Straw colored, below medium legs. Aromas of white flowers and lighter fruit: grapefruit, green apple, faint lychee, apple blossom. On the palate, this is a very tart wine; just acid and fruit. Unlike some Pinot Gris that lean toward cream/honey simi...
by Pat K
December 1st, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Vigna Dorata NV Rose', Franciacorta DOCG. This Franciacorta is made from Pinot Noir grapes. Disclosure: I am a big fan of Italian wines, and have found great Italian wine values. Literally pink rose-colored, plenty of tiny bubbles. Definite red berry, cherry aromas with hints of yeast and dust. On t...
by Pat K
November 30th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir, 2009, Los Alamos Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley Crimson fading to ruby, excellent clarity. Aromas are slightly red fruit dominant: cranberry, cherry/sour cherry prominent, definite dust and vanilla. On Day 2, clove and cinnamon joined the aromas. On the palate, sour cherry up...
by Pat K
November 29th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Fess Parker, Pinot Noir 2010, Sta. Rita Hills: Garnet, fading to rose on the rim. Very good clarity. Aromas are red fruit & wood-dominant. Light toast, maybe some cedar. On the palate, red fruit joined by mushroom and nutmeg. Definite PN-like acidity. Complex due to a slowly fading finish. May be at...
by Pat K
November 28th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Tablas Creek Full Circle Pinot Noir, 2016, Templeton Gap District, Paso Robles. It seems that one of the founders is, like so many, fascinated by Burgundy. This is not a typical grape for Paso; however, my first impression is that the wine is a classic, elegant, varietally correct expression of the ...
by Pat K
November 27th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Navarro Pinot Noir 2014, Anderson Valley: This vintner is our most reliable producer, especially for PN. Garnet with ruby highlights; excellent clarity. Aromas are red fruit dominant; strawberry, raspberry, cranberry. There are hints of cherry, dust, light toast, clove and just a bit of allspice. On...
by Pat K
November 26th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2014, Bailey's Branciforte Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains. A recent interest is the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, particularly for Syrah. (Big Basin, Falltacular, enough said). I was glad to track down a PN from the same AVA. Aromas are primarily strawberry, with a...
by Pat K
November 25th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Detente Wines, Margot Pinot Noir, 2018, Stolo Vineyard, San Luis Obispo County. Pale red, little rim variation (wouldn't expect much in a young wine). Subtle red fruit aromas. On the palate, the red fruit narrows to cherry and a bit of strawberry; just a bit of pepper, earthiness. This wine will be ...
by Pat K
November 24th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Stone Cottage Cellars, 2013 Pinot Noir, West Elks, CO: Garnet,fading to crimson. Aromas are primarily red fruit and spice: strawberry, raspberry, cherry, cinnamon. On the palate, dust and light toast emerge as well. Unusual (to me) 500 ml bottle. Received as a gift. Interesting enough, but given pri...
by Pat K
November 23rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

I hope this wine qualifies, as it is a Pinot Nero-dominant blend: Ferrari NV Brut Rose', Trentodoc DOC. This wine is made from Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and Chardonnay grapes. Copper with hints of pink. Bubbles are there, but not as tiny as those I've seen in Champagne and in Franciacorta. Fruit-forwa...
by Pat K
November 22nd, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5092

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2013 Kingston Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Tobiano Casablanca Valley Garnet, medium legs, rim variation consistent with age. Aromas of strawberry & cherry; hints of dust, light toast, and fig.. On the palate, tartness/acidity initially, followed by smooth finish. Light to medium body. Finish is mediu...
by Pat K
October 31st, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2964

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Brian, thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. On topic kinda sorta, what are your ideas as to how to support wineries impacted by Kincade? I've received several e-mails from wineries that are supposedly donating proceeds to the cause. Hate to be cynical, but, are just trying to sell at an emot...
by Pat K
October 25th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12605
Views: 607822

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Recent trip to Monterey/Santa Cruz area and to Paso Robles. Please excuse the caps: downloaded from my Excel spreadsheet. DELMORE SYRAH STOLO VINEYARD, BOULDER RIDGE 2018 DELMORE PINOT NOIR EDEN RIFT VINEYARD,CENTRAL COAST 2018 TABLAS CREEK VIOGNIER ADELAIDA DISTRICT PASO ROBLES 2018 TABLAS CREEK PI...
by Pat K
June 26th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 156
Views: 11598

Re: Top US Syrahs

I, too, am a big fan of Delmore Syrah, and Pinot Noir for that matter. No one orders Syrah from a list? I remember years ago we were in a restaurant in Mendocino. Believe it was the Standford Inn. We were ordering for dinner and wanted just a glass each of red. The server asked if we liked Syrah. Su...
by Pat K
February 20th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 104
Views: 5347

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

This year, I chose to begin upstairs. Wanted to focus on Big Red Wine. Upstairs was the place. For the big reds, here are those that were most memorable IMHO. Riverain Tench Oakville, William & Mary Shifflett Ranch, Myriad Stelzner, Sojourn Beckstoffer Rutherford (All Cabernet Sauvignon), Fogline (R...
by Pat K
January 27th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 10895

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I remain interested in placing an order for cheese and sausage, but am unable to place the order. Items are listed as unavailable and will not add to a cart. Any advice appreciated.
by Pat K
January 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 10895

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Looking at some of the gourmet items and they are labeled unavailable. And prices are not always per your message. What's the procedure, Nola?
by Pat K
January 25th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 4057

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/29 LAST CALL

Tisdale NV Moscato, California. Previous CT Score was 82. A leftover holiday party wine. Light green-gold, fast legs, initially lightly sparkling. Aromas of citrus, hint of tropical fruit: lemon, lime, orange, melon and pineapple. On the palate, citrus fruit dominates. Faint, occasional aftertaste r...
by Pat K
January 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 4057

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular 1/11/19-1/21/29 FINAL 2 DAYS

VINA RUBICAN, B. CORELLANAS Bodegas Corellanas, Vina Rubican, Navarra, 2014. Based on research appears to be 80+% Tempranillo, rest Cab Sauv. Fast legs, very good clarity, rim variation consistent with 5 YO wine. Aromas are red-fruit dominant: cherry, then strawberry. Understated spices: mint, eucal...

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