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by Brian Glas
July 3rd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 29
Views: 747

Re: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines

Thanks for the recommendations. We hope to visit next year when the border is hopefully reopened.
by Brian Glas
June 28th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1012

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

If there is a new president in January the tariffs might go away.
by Brian Glas
June 28th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: TN: 1999 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Thanks for the note Todd. If you ever make to the Willamette Valley I suggest a stop at Evesham Wood. The tasting room is very nice and staffed by Chris Lindemann. He is a real pro and very knowledgeable. It is always a must stop for us when we are in Salem. The wines are excellent and they have con...
by Brian Glas
June 26th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

Based on what I've been reading it seems like Garagiste is rarely a deal... accurate? I think it is hard to generalize. Has anyone here seen John sell mystery wines at a price that is much higher than then what you can find from other retailers? I don't buy many of his mystery wines but over the la...
by Brian Glas
June 20th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Pinot for $15.00 Yes Sir!
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Oregon Pinot for $15.00 Yes Sir!

At this point, I wouldn't buy Domaine Serene at any price. You didn't care for that $50k donation that Grace gave to a certain politician/entertainer? Neither did I. We did like the $6m they gave to Linfield though. We were at Willakenzie today and suggested that they ask Jackson Family Estates don...
by Brian Glas
June 20th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 1114

Re: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!

Todd Hamina wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Shitty is what I do.
Yep.

Your wines are Shitty, the experience at your winery when we visit is Shitty, and that car you drive is Shitty.
by Brian Glas
June 19th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19118

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I speak my mind on this forum all of the time. I speak what I think is correct, and I also try to listen to those posters who feel differently than I do. But I definitely try not to tell the other posters who they are. I appreciate your thoughtful posts. Makes it worthwhile to wade through all of t...
by Brian Glas
June 16th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 1114

Re: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!

Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 8:18 am
Be on the lookout for the 2007 vintage. It was particularly shitty.
Agreed. I had a 2007 Biggio Hamina Deux Vert last week that was very nice. Bob Wood would have approved.
by Brian Glas
June 13th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Pinot for $15.00 Yes Sir!
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Oregon Pinot for $15.00 Yes Sir!

I was expecting the wine to be one of the new Domaine Serene releases....
by Brian Glas
June 13th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Covid and corkage
Replies: 21
Views: 1349

Re: Covid and corkage

I didn't have any problems in Seattle when we were out to eat on Wednesday night.
by Brian Glas
June 6th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Novelty Hill Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: TN: 2014 Novelty Hill Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard

John Glas wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 3:05 pm
We always enjoy these and they do not last too long at our house.
Think I stole this one from your house in my carry on a few years ago!
No wonder my inventory was off. I was also missing a few bottle of 1973 Chateau Margaux. Did you take those too?
by Brian Glas
June 6th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Wineries Opening Up This Weekend - Others Next Weekend . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: Napa Wineries Opening Up This Weekend - Others Next Weekend . . .

Kris Patten wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 3:43 pm
We had a place up here doing 50ml of Tito's with a 2-pack of saltines for $3 or $4 to meet the food requirement.
Did you post the saltine tasting notes on Cellar Tracker?
by Brian Glas
June 6th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impromptu Wine Berserkers Zoom Chat Tonight 6:00pm PDT
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Impromptu Wine Berserkers Zoom Chat Tonight 6:00pm PDT

Sounds good. I'll try to stop by for a few minutes.
by Brian Glas
June 5th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

PeterH wrote:
June 2nd, 2020, 10:12 pm
If not yet confirmed, the "Earth" Mystery white is, as expected, Delille Chaleur Blanc. Jon does better on whites than reds.
Was just going to post but I see you beat me to it. Great deal at $19.91. I asked if they had any more at that price. Alas no.
by Brian Glas
June 5th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Novelty Hill Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: TN: 2014 Novelty Hill Grenache Stillwater Creek Vineyard

We always enjoy these and they do not last too long at our house.
by Brian Glas
June 3rd, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8075

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Back in the early 2000s Wine Exchange was selling the 1996 Lanessan at $13 a bottle. I was in for 3 cases.
by Brian Glas
June 3rd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Rauzan-Segla & 1995 Clerc Milon
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: TN: 1988 Rauzan-Segla & 1995 Clerc Milon

Was waiting to pull out my last 1995 Clerc from Magnum for our 25th Anniversary next month. We were going to Vegas but will probably switch to Walla Walla instead.
by Brian Glas
June 3rd, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailer Quoting a 79 Point Rating?
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Re: Wine Retailer Quoting a 79 Point Rating?

Mike Rotondo wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 10:54 am
Important context here is that he also quoted 3 other reviews, 2 of which had 90 point scores. When I got the email, I immediately read it as a jab to RP.
That was my feeling as well. I'm sure John's coolio friends are bragging that they are drinking Parker 79 point wines.
by Brian Glas
June 2nd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Retailer Quoting a 79 Point Rating?
Replies: 18
Views: 1409

Wine Retailer Quoting a 79 Point Rating?

From a Garagiste E-Mail today offering of the 2011 Chateau du Glana Saint-Julien Grand Vin 750ml. I haven't seen Rimmerman nor any other retailer quote 79 point ratings. He usually offers glowing praise from some unknown Cellar Tracker reviewer on wines like this. WA (Parker, 2012): “This small esta...
by Brian Glas
May 31st, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 125
Views: 5578

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

I popped in here looking for the Walter Scott zoom but was too late. I'm no technological expert and have never zoomed before but I have a 94 year old grandpa who's going stir crazy waiting for the dirt to dry out so he can get on the tractor. He's hilarious and will lay down the law. I'd like to g...
by Brian Glas
May 24th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5418

Re: $225 Cab discussion

I think you might have missed the anti-semitism in the middle followed by someone else wondering why it was anti-semitism. I saw that. That didn't come from Mark Y though? I am confused here. The person talking about the Shekels was Nathan. Correct? Yes that was out of line. I've met Mark Y at a co...
by Brian Glas
May 24th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Copper River season
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: Copper River season

I was at the Woodinville Costco yesterday and they didn't have any. Whole Foods had the Sockeye Fillets for $30 pound today when I went.
by Brian Glas
May 24th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5418

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Mark Y wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Out of this thread, you picked out this post as unattractive?
Yes I thought that was head scratcher as well....
by Brian Glas
May 19th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Nice Rhone Grenache, except it's a Chilean PN
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: TN: Nice Rhone Grenache, except it's a Chilean PN

Sounds a bit like the Washington State Pinot Noir that tasted more like a Syrah from the Rocks District in Oregon.
by Brian Glas
May 18th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Chateau Clerc Milon
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2000 Chateau Clerc Milon

Yes I have always enjoyed the Clerc and d'Armailhac 2000s. They were great values for Bordeaux too.
by Brian Glas
May 15th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening
Replies: 29
Views: 2241

Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening

Getting several e-mails from Oregon wineries announcing their tasting rooms are reopening today May 15. Great news. 21 or the 23 counties are reopening. Marion County (Salem) and Polk County (South Eola/Amity Hills) are still closed though.
by Brian Glas
May 15th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel Tasting in the time of Covid (JB Neufeld)
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Barrel Tasting in the time of Covid (JB Neufeld)

Thanks for the note. Yes I also bought a case from them back in March. Great customer service. I remember trying them years ago when they had an Artz vineyard cab. Very nice. I'll try to make a stop there on the way to Walla Walla. Would be fun to try some barrel samples and taste with Brooke and Ju...
by Brian Glas
May 14th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Thursday Night Guess the Varietal @ the Glas Household
Replies: 0
Views: 182

TN: Thursday Night Guess the Varietal @ the Glas Household

THURSDAY NIGHT GUESS THE VARIETAL @ THE GLAS HOUSEHOLD - Seattle (5/14/2020) E-mailed our local wine store, McCarthy and Schiering asking if they could pick out 6 wines, 2 whites and 4 reds. I did not know which wines they picked out for us. My wife picked up the wines. My daughter and I tried to f...
by Brian Glas
May 5th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11137

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Mark Y wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 5:37 pm
If i can get RC for 1200 I’m taking out a mortgage on the house ;)
That sound good to me. Next tasting group you can bring some DRC and I'll show up with Davenport Mr. B's that I got for $11. We can see what we like best. :)
by Brian Glas
May 2nd, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Brick House Gamay Noir Due East (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge)
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: TN: 2017 Brick House Gamay Noir Due East (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge)

Always one of my favorite Gamay. This changes my viewpoint that Beaujolais aka Gamay is just a pedestrian wine.
by Brian Glas
May 1st, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

It is odd you can't even buy this on Cristom's website. The $60 list price is nonsense on WineAccess.
by Brian Glas
May 1st, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

Just picked up the April 3 Oregon Pinot mystery wine. It was a 2018 Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I have never seen that label from Cristom. I wonder if they are rebranding the Mt. Jefferson Cuvee for 2018 or did they just bottle some of the Mt. Jefferson under a different label? Not sure. H...
by Brian Glas
April 28th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs

Been enjoying the 2013 wines from Longplay...

https://www.cellartracker.com/n?8343408
by Brian Glas
April 27th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Longplay Wine - Quarantine Four-Packs

Some truly $hitty Pinots that Bob Wood would have enjoyed. We visit everytime we pass through Newberg.
by Brian Glas
April 20th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics
Replies: 24
Views: 769

Re: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics

An interesting topic - and I guess the answer depends upon which 'altar that you pray to' - 'if it tastes good, I'm good' 'typicity is king'? You are correct. I should be more open minded on the wine. One thing with wine is I've learned is to never to say I don't like xxx varietal from xxx region. ...
by Brian Glas
April 20th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics
Replies: 24
Views: 769

Re: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics

John Morris wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 12:37 pm
I'm not clear. What was the wine? A Burgundy?
It was a Pinot Noir from Washington State. It tasted more like a Syrah from the Rocks District in eastern Oregon. I got a heavy dose of Olives. I've never had a pinot with olive notes.
by Brian Glas
April 20th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics
Replies: 24
Views: 769

Re: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics

Brian - do you only drink monovarietal wines? That eliminates a lot of wine. And do you have a reference point for each? I do drink quite a bit of Oregon Pinot Noir. I like visiting the wineries and find it much easier to find good value Pinot in Oregon than I do from California or Burgundy. I am p...
by Brian Glas
April 20th, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 118
Views: 11311

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

I haven't had any corked wines from Davenport.
by Brian Glas
April 20th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9383

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

The Kevin White syrahs are some of the best values out there. I wouldn't call them northern Rhone in style though.
by Brian Glas
April 16th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics
Replies: 24
Views: 769

Evaluating Wines that Don't Match Varietal Characteristics

I understand that certain varietals can have vastly different styles such as Chardonnay. Even with Pinot Noir they can run the gamut from very fruity and sweet to more reserved or earthy. However I recently had a Pinot Noir that was more like a Rocks District Syrah. I've never experienced a wine tha...
by Brian Glas
April 14th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fun stats from CellarTracker (top 10 retailers, Garagiste vs Costco)
Replies: 44
Views: 3416

Re: Fun stats from CellarTracker (top 10 retailers, Garagiste vs Costco)

Here are my top seven retailers.... Winery 40.6% Bottles purchased (772) / Remaining (481) Garagiste 5.2% Bottles purchased (99) / Remaining (53) Full Pull 3.5% Bottles purchased (66) / Remaining (39) Wine Exchange 2.2% Bottles purchased (41) / Remaining (31) WineBid 0.6% Bottles purchased (12) Cost...
by Brian Glas
April 14th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fun stats from CellarTracker (top 10 retailers, Garagiste vs Costco)
Replies: 44
Views: 3416

Re: Fun stats from CellarTracker (top 10 retailers, Garagiste vs Costco)

RyanC wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 11:58 am
I had no clue Garagiste was so huge! Even if there is a NW bias, that's a lot of wine.

You should see their warehouse. It is massive. It is Texas sized. Doesn't surprise me at all.
by Brian Glas
April 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Longplay Entering the Fray
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Longplay Entering the Fray

The Glas Family always enjoys our visits to Longplay and hearing some old records. The wines are excellent and great values.
by Brian Glas
April 7th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2017 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

John Glas wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 1:38 pm
$16 a bottle is certainly a steal. I know Kevin instantly sells that wine out every year. [cheers.gif]
Yes I have some of the 18 for next time you come out. Very good wine. Never any question to buy these every years. Only question is 1 case or 2.
by Brian Glas
April 6th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

Mike Rotondo wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 7:43 am
I've never been disappointed, but I never took "big" risks. In fact, as a value-oriented buyer for the most part, I've found Garagiste to be a great source for sub-$20 imports that I wouldn't have otherwise discovered.
So you didn't bite on the $500 Napa mystery wine?
by Brian Glas
April 6th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 82
Views: 4379

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

I want to thank Mark for his efforts to pay back Oregon for sending the medical equipment to NY.
by Brian Glas
April 5th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?
Replies: 14
Views: 767

Re: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?

I finished all the reds from my mystery box. My wife doesn’t like Riesling so it’s more difficult to dispatch that one with shelter-in-place. I would have guessed Todd's Riesling was German if I had done a blind tasting. It had some of the petrol notes that I have not seen in other domestic versions.
by Brian Glas
April 3rd, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

Could be Serene. Maybe Ken got a margin call and needs cash? Otherwise I can't see him dumping wine on Garagiste. I'm guessing Serere has boatloads of unsold wine gathering dust somewhere. Does anyone know what they are doing with the Rockblock building in Carlton. I recall someone saying an Evensta...
by Brian Glas
April 3rd, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3760
Views: 373953

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

Yes recall seeing Penner Ash at Costco recently. Can't remember what Pinot it was though. I vaguely recall the price being in the $40ish range.
by Brian Glas
March 31st, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling
Replies: 54
Views: 2253

Re: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling

Bryan Carr wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 6:21 pm
Buy Two Vintners "Some Days are Stones" and "Some Days are Diamonds", you (probably) won't be sorry.
Agreed. Those wines are always great and good values too.

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