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by Brian Glas
January 9th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 80
Views: 5309

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

In Washington I think some of the best values are Kevin White, Elephant Seven, and Lobo Hills.
by Brian Glas
December 24th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11752

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Geoff F. wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 12:14 am
2015 Evening Land Vineyards Blanc de Noirs Seven Springs Vineyard. 82 points on one review, with no note.
https://www.cellartracker.com/w?3281451
What are they charging for that useless swill? Probably $50?
by Brian Glas
December 23rd, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

Thanks for the tip. I've no familiarity with the wines, but seems like a total no-brainer price. Always sad to see independent businesses shut down...I hope it was on the owners' own terms. I believe it was. My brother Brian can confirm but I think they were retiring. Yes the owners were retiring.
by Brian Glas
December 23rd, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

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

I wonder how the big online retailers handle a customer with a Washington State billing address but has the wine shipped to a wine storage place in Oregon? I'm guessing no sales tax?
by Brian Glas
December 23rd, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4213

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

I have been to their tasting room in Woodinville a few times. The staff there is great and they serve food which is nice since there aren't too many restaurants in the warehouse district. I like their 2008 Continuity best. It is a tight when first opened and needs a hour of air to open. Should go se...
by Brian Glas
December 21st, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 140
Views: 9484

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd Hamina wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Ricochet.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wine/2019/12 ... uture.html
Thanks for the tips. We'll have to check them out next time we are in Oregon.
by Brian Glas
December 20th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Cayuse Impressions???
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: 2017 Cayuse Impressions???

So I was at the release party but cannot find my notes (we just moved house, so things are even more disorganized than usual!). My vague memory is that the Tempranillo was the most impressive of the lot (and they were all, as usual, impressive). The Tempranillo had more complexity and depth. I also...
by Brian Glas
December 20th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11149
Views: 410234

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (12/20/2019) Tasted blind. Guessed Eola Amity. Not overdone. Nice crunchy red berry fruits. Still fresh after 8 years. No signs of ageing. Will go for a long time. Sour cranberries. Great balance. Some nice lift on ...
by Brian Glas
December 14th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: TN: 2017 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

Glad you are enjoying them.
by Brian Glas
December 14th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 1750

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

I'll be out of town both weekends. Sorry to miss.

Brian
by Brian Glas
November 26th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 80
Views: 5771

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

I really enjoy the Evesham Wood, Longplay, and Belle Pente Pinots that are under $30. I really need to grab some Longplay sometime. I see them every berserkerday, and put them on the short list. But there are just so many good offers, not everything worthy can make the cut. I mean, I'm supposed to ...
by Brian Glas
November 25th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 80
Views: 5771

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

I really enjoy the Evesham Wood, Longplay, and Belle Pente Pinots that are under $30.
by Brian Glas
November 25th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the best values from $20 - 50 for American Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux Blends?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Where are the best values from $20 - 50 for American Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux Blends?

Philip G wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Ditto. Add Va Piano, Pepper Bridge...
Agreed. My brother and I really enjoyed our visit to Va Piano last June. They wine maker opened a few older bottles for us that were singing at 10+ years.
by Brian Glas
November 25th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the best values from $20 - 50 for American Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux Blends?
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Where are the best values from $20 - 50 for American Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux Blends?

I really enjoy the Washington State Bordeaux blends from Lobo Hills. Their 2016 Right Bank Blend is a great deal at $20.
by Brian Glas
November 25th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11149
Views: 410234

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Kevin White Pioneer. A Rhone blend, primarily grenache, from the Boushey vineyard in the Yakima Valley.
by Brian Glas
November 2nd, 2019, 10:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 32
Views: 2743

Re: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Yes I enjoyed the Sotanum at the recent Northern Rhone tasting at PeterH's place. Even though is has a generic Vin de Pays classification it held up well against some very fine Cote Rotie and Hermitage wines. It was one of my favorite wines of the tasting.
by Brian Glas
November 2nd, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?
Replies: 16
Views: 1322

Re: Can you tell me about the Oregon 2019 vintage?

Stopped by a few wineries this weekend. Seems like the consensus was that it is a good vintage although the yields are down as they drop quite a few clusters in mid season due to mildew issues. The fruit that came into the winery was very nice.
by Brian Glas
October 25th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345419

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

After trying one of their Syrahs that was nothing special I found it easy to pass
by Brian Glas
October 20th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Yes thanks again for Peter for hosting. Very generous to open the 1963 Port. It was very nice. I was surprised how many of the wines pushing 20 years tasted so fresh. I would have guessed they were 5 year old wines.
by Brian Glas
October 20th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 116
Views: 9910

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Glad I only bought one. Some nice red berry fruits up front. Decent balance. Hollow mid palate and the finish is pretty meh. At least it isn't over oaked. Drank along side a Januik Winebau 2016 Cab which was far superior.
by Brian Glas
October 20th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210779

Re: Official Costco Thread

Aurora Village aka Seattle North Costco had Columbia Crest Walter Clore for 15$ yesterday
by Brian Glas
October 19th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Thanks to Peter for hosting. I had a great time. Wines were great. I wasn't able to get pictures of every wine but here are the ones I did: Whites 2018 Kobayshi Viognier There were two bottles of this. I think Travis and Scott brought them. 2017 Walter Scott Freedom Hill Chardonnay 2015 Domaine Des ...
by Brian Glas
October 19th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Sorry to hear Eric. Maybe see you at Jim's in January.
by Brian Glas
October 17th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event

My palate would have been shot after the 5th or 6th wine. Nice notes. Is Phil still running Hennepin Lake? You missed this; "Thanks Phil Colich." HL is still the most difficult liquor store on the planet to navigate through. Most of the aisles require sideways walking skills. I'm surprised the fire...
by Brian Glas
October 17th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Looking forward to it. I'll get there around 4p. I can make it earlier if you need some help Peter.
by Brian Glas
October 17th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event
Replies: 19
Views: 683

Re: TN: 2019 Hennepin Lake Charity Event

My palate would have been shot after the 5th or 6th wine. Nice notes. Is Phil still running Hennepin Lake?
by Brian Glas
October 14th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345419

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Any word on the $500 Napa mystery?
by Brian Glas
October 14th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: TN: 2017 Argyle Pinot Noir Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I had their Nuthouse bottling at Peter H's place last fall. It was 15+ years old. Very nice and shows how these pinots can age nicely.
by Brian Glas
October 12th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Visiting Willamette wine region in October
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: Visiting Willamette wine region in October

Yes visit the Todd's. Hamina in McMinnville and Hansen in Newberg. Both places are great. I also like Vincent in Eola Amity Hills, Evesham Wood near Salem, Goodfellow in McMinnville, Anderson Family in Newberg, Belle Pente in Carlton, Seven of Hearts in Carlton, and Walter Scott near Salem.
by Brian Glas
October 12th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1406

Re: Washington State Trip

Allan Pannizzo wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Thanks to Everybody!!! Walla Walla it is. Last thing, we want to have Nice Accommodations. We want to stay at a Nice Hotel preferably with a Vineyard View. If anybody can give some recommendations we will Book our Trip.
I haven't stayed there but the Eritage looks very nice.
by Brian Glas
October 12th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1406

Re: Washington State Trip

Laughing -- yes, I think Yakima is closer to two hours. Sorry! So you were the guy who flew by us at 120 mph last June when traveling to Walla Walla. [cheers.gif] Yes I saw him too. He was the guy flying down the pass between Ellensburg and Yakima doing 100+mph while drinking a magnum of Reynvaan. ...
by Brian Glas
October 12th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir

Was it Cameron? I've returned some of that due to secondary fermentation. It was 2011 Anderson Family Pinot. It got much better as the night wore on. The shrill acidity retreated to the background. There were other notes on Cellar Tracker mentioning similar things about this wine. I love all of the...
by Brian Glas
October 11th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir

How fizzy? If a few iterations of "the Shake" dispels the fizz without it frothing out of the bottle, it is probably too much CO2 at bottling. Cork or screwcap? Otherwise, secondary fermentation. Most of the wines from that year are lean and taut, so I can imagine a winemaker trying to help the wei...
by Brian Glas
October 11th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21872

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Maybe we can have them ship the whole lot to Berns and the Bezerkers could blow them all out in one night. LOL
by Brian Glas
October 11th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21872

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Robert M yers wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 8:07 pm
I think the BonnyDoon sale has me far too wishfully thinking.
Agreed. I had to go in for two cases on that one.
by Brian Glas
October 11th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 32
Views: 1406

Re: Washington State Trip

Agree with others. You want to go to Walla Walla. If you fly Alaska you can fly to Walla Walla by connecting in Seattle. If you fly Delta you can fly to Tri Cities by connecting in Minneapolis or Seattle. Tri Cities isn't that far from Walla Walla. My brother came out last June and we had a great ti...
by Brian Glas
October 11th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 4
Views: 578

A Fizzy Oregon Pinot Noir

I've seen fizzy white wines but not too many reds. Wine was pretty acidic. From the 2011 vintage. What is going on? Is it still fermenting in the bottle?
by Brian Glas
October 4th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10076

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

He probably has enjoyed few Seven of Hearts Curmudgeon Cuvee with Bob Wood by now.
by Brian Glas
October 4th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603689

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

The Bonny Doon sale.
by Brian Glas
October 4th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 117
Views: 9899

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Why don't more wineries do this rather than closing wines out on Garagiste? Why didn't Scott Paul try this before selling their wines to Garagiste for pennies on the dollar?
by Brian Glas
October 3rd, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

4p sounds great to me.
by Brian Glas
September 21st, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 64
Views: 6005

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

David Glasser wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Did she like it when she tasted it at the winery? I'm assuming these weren't the wines that sat out in the sun on your porch.
I've had many that tasted better at the winery. Not sure if it was my mood or there is something more to it.
by Brian Glas
September 14th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

John Glas wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 6:51 pm
You flying me in?
Wouldn't you rather me send you a case of wine from Kevin White at Christmas?
by Brian Glas
September 9th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 25
Views: 1936

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

Jason Shopra wrote:
September 9th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Curious to see if anybody here has dealt with wine investment managers called Cadman Capital or Venulum based in Toronto. They claim to invest in rare wine but I can't find much on them.
Why not just invest in some boring index 500 fund?
by Brian Glas
September 7th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345419

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Rimmerman has gone completely mad. A $500 mystery wine? Maybe he is selling the list of buyers for this offering to every scam artist in the country. Imagine how valuable a list of gullible people that fall for a $500 mystery wine are.
by Brian Glas
September 6th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3553

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - October?

Sounds like a great idea. I'm open those weekends. I know Jason at Wild Ginger if you would like to have it there.
by Brian Glas
August 27th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 SIXTO Chardonnay Frenchman Hills (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2015 SIXTO Chardonnay Frenchman Hills (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

John Glas wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Nice. I've enjoyed the entire Sixto line from Charles. I slightly prefer them to his great Syrahs.
Syrahs are better. Will prove it next summer in Walla Walla. Parker can come and we can play golf!
No Walla Walla. Oregon next time.
by Brian Glas
August 26th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 163
Views: 9317

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

There is nothing wrong with Chardonnay. I frequently buy them on our trips to Oregon. I love the Haden Fig/Evesham Wood, Walter Scott, Vincent, Anderson Family, Gran Moraine, and Seven of Hearts.
by Brian Glas
August 26th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5171

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Drank a 2002 St. Innocent Freedom Hill over Memorial Day weekend that was just phenomenal. One of the best domestic pinot's I have ever had. Drinking the 2011 tonight with dinner. A bit tight at first but after an hour really opened up and was my favorite of the night. Tasted along side a Winderlea...
by Brian Glas
August 26th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 5171

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

Carter Y. wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Sounds like we need an Oregon pinot theme offline in Seattle!
Sounds like a great idea to me. Loved the tasting at Peter H's place last Fall.

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