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by Brian Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?
Replies: 206
Views: 14577

Re: Why is Oregon chardonnay so expensive?

Just visited Willakenzie. Their chardonnays have really improved with the new winemaker and owners. The chards used to be an afterthought. No longer. I am liking them better than their pinots.
by Brian Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvee J Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: TN: 2008 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvee J Oregon

Nice note on the Evesham. Always one of our must stops when we are near Salem. Tasting room manager Chris is first rate and the wines/prices are excellent.
by Brian Glas
February 20th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 3417

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

My best < $15 bottle of wine I got within in the last year was the 2014 Result of a Crush for $14.99 at Full Pull. Great bargain and excellent wine. It has a 91.2 average on Cellar Tracker.
by Brian Glas
February 20th, 2021, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 3417

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

Hal cooks with second label Bordeaux. First label is for drinking. Second label is for cooking.
by Brian Glas
February 7th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 252
Views: 20536

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Thanks to Todd we are enjoying a Day Wines Johan now. I had my daughter stop by when she was in Oregon tasting with friends. She really enjoyed tasting at Day.
by Brian Glas
January 26th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 252
Views: 20536

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Thanks for including SchöneTal Cellars on the list. Started in 2014 and I had a nut of a mentor called Todd Hamina (Biggio Hamina Cellars). Many words can described Todd but I am forever grateful for his intelligence, patience (although minimal at times) and guidance. Never less than a 92 rating fr...
by Brian Glas
January 22nd, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2569

Re: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013

I bought a case on the Clerc Milon 2002. I thought they were very nice and the price was right.
by Brian Glas
January 6th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

I just got a few confirmations from wine requested last week.
by Brian Glas
December 29th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 73
Views: 3120

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

2011 in Oregon. Widely panned but I bought many cases and had mostly great wines and only a couple of duds.
by Brian Glas
December 15th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Etna Rosso under $20? [Etna]
Replies: 21
Views: 1574

Re: Best Etna Rosso under $20?

I always enjoy Terre Nere. Good deal at $20 a bottle.
by Brian Glas
December 5th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 252
Views: 20536

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Thanks to this post my daughter visited Day Wines. Had a great time tasting there. We also enjoyed our recent visits to Anderson Family, Kings North, and Hundred Suns.
by Brian Glas
December 5th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

If you are interested in the Posardi Blue Zone tomatoes the Greene Grape was selling the 28oz cans for far less than John was selling them for.
by Brian Glas
December 5th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

Not enough clues to make an informed guess, but maybe something from K Vintners? They have some mid-$30s bottles so a $19 deal wouldn't be crazy, they get points, alcohol often sub 15 and how many "famous" Washington State winemakers can you name? I'd be happy with that. Anyway, I asked f...
by Brian Glas
November 26th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smaller Producer of Merlot Washington St
Replies: 24
Views: 1707

Re: Smaller Producer of Merlot Washington St

I interviewed Erica for my blog back in 2017...good insights on her path until then. http://www.thewinewrite.com/2017/07/say-hello-to-erica-orr-of-orr-wines.html Nice article Randy. Yes it was Michael and Pike and Western that sold me Erica's Chenin Blanc. I enjoyed it and have bought it off and on...
by Brian Glas
November 23rd, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

Also, any feedback on the Italian Pastas from the June "Finest Pasta in the World" offer? I picked up the pasta last Friday. Enjoyed them this weekend. They were good. I would buy them again. Of course I am used to buying what ever pasta is on sale at Safeway. Actually it is the Blue Zone...
by Brian Glas
November 21st, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2667

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

Marc Fields wrote: November 19th, 2020, 3:43 pm I've been hearing a lot about some of the newer producers mentioned in this article in this month's Wine Enthusiast. Anyone have any experience with them?
Thanks for posting and welcome to Berserkers. Glad to see the list included wineries that are not used to getting tons of press.
by Brian Glas
November 21st, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2667

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

We've been to the Savage Grace tasting room several times. Met Michael once. Seemed like a down to earth guy. His wines are legit. Different style than most other Washington wines that are going for the big/massive red wines.
by Brian Glas
November 7th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 75
Views: 4405

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

I pay $2.11 per month per case in Seattle.
by Brian Glas
October 27th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liminal Winery
Replies: 12
Views: 1250

Re: Liminal Winery

I picked some wines from there on Sunday. My first impression was the massive amount of cardboard they used to pack the bottles. I think the cardboard weighed more than the wine. :)
by Brian Glas
October 10th, 2020, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Morgen Long Chardonnay Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: TN: 2018 Morgen Long Chardonnay Volcanic (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

We visited with Seth this Summer. He has a laser like focus on making the best Chardonnay he can. Really enjoyed his wines and spending time discussing them with him. Calling him passionate would be an understatement in a good way.
by Brian Glas
October 10th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 5436

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

In Washington, Kevin White
In Oregon, Evesham Wood
by Brian Glas
October 9th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 27
Views: 1503

Re: TN: 2014 Davenport Cellars Mr. B (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

I accept full blame for my brother's constant, incessant, babbling about the Mr. B. :) 🤣🤣🤣 I visited their tasting room/bistro in Woodinville several times over the past few years. We liked the wines and food and the reasonable prices. I understood the owners wanted to retire. I let my brother know ...
by Brian Glas
October 5th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .
Replies: 41
Views: 2614

Re: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .

Prices actually seem expensive, no? If you even use a multiplier of 8, which I think is reasonable(?), you have list of Riesling that's more expensive than your typical Riesling list these days (for the most part). Interesting. That was my thoughts. How many of those wines on that list would fetch ...
by Brian Glas
September 25th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about wine storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1679

Re: Question about wine storage

I have a passive cellar in Seattle. It ranges from 55 to 70. Just had a 1995 Clerc Milon held for 20 years. Tasted great when I popped in last July.
by Brian Glas
September 24th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

Not enough clues to make an informed guess, but maybe something from K Vintners? They have some mid-$30s bottles so a $19 deal wouldn't be crazy, they get points, alcohol often sub 15 and how many "famous" Washington State winemakers can you name? I'd be happy with that. Anyway, I asked f...
by Brian Glas
September 22nd, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1413

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

I would agree with John that most of the wine clubs you see in publications like the Wall St. Journal or the airplane magazines are probably garbage. I would consider joining a wine club from a local wine shop though. Pike & Western a shop in Seattle has some interesting offerings in their wine ...
by Brian Glas
September 10th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 131
Views: 10479

Re: Fires-Oregon

A bit smoky in Seattle too. Nothing like Oregon/California though. We are forecast to get rain next week. Hopefully the showers will spread south.
by Brian Glas
September 4th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

I am resisting the Beaujolais offers. I do not need more wine. But if I did, I would bite on many of these. I have started to realize that high quality Beaujolais punches way above its price point. So I am assuming these do that even more! Agreed. Some of my best QPRs this year have been Beaujolais...
by Brian Glas
September 4th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 67
Views: 3452

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

My favorite tasting rooms around Seattle are Kevin White, Lobo Hills and Januik.
by Brian Glas
September 4th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 67
Views: 3452

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

My favorite shops in Seattle are McCarthy and Schering and Pike and Western. Join the wine clubs at both so you get 15% off. Prices then are reasonable competitive. The service and selection at both is top notch.
by Brian Glas
September 4th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?
Replies: 67
Views: 3452

Re: Moving to Seattle area: Recommendations for wine shops, tasting rooms, wineries to visit?

Not sure what to make of the disdain for Woodinville. While it is obviously not "wine country", for someone like me, who lives a good thousand miles from any winery, the opportunity to taste new vintage wines at 100 different tasting rooms......well it sure beats tasting orange juice! Agr...
by Brian Glas
August 29th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

Oh, I aint buying. I'm more commenting on how lame the offer is. He doesn't even try and tell us what the discount is. My guess is it's virtually nothing and he's using "mystery" to try and get sales. Agreed. That offer is in the running for worst of the year. Who spends $120 on a mystery...
by Brian Glas
August 29th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10986

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

Aren't all the SQN wines going to be big, jammy, and alcoholic and get 95+ points anyway? If you like that style who cares about the reviews...just buy them. Good point. Do they need to waste bottles sending them to WA when they could just sell them? Agreed. They are fools wasting their time sendin...
by Brian Glas
August 29th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Just seeing this. Honestly no, we only tasted at two places and nothing was earth shattering. But if you haven't been and you have ideas about Mexico being somehow less than, you'd be surprised. Magoni had some interesting wines, particularly whites. And lunch at Finca Altozano was fantastic, open ...
by Brian Glas
August 25th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Wine Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 2977

Re: Willamette Wine Tasting

We just got back from Oregon on Friday. We had a great time tasting at the following places: Morgen Long - Seth was a great host and we enjoyed some great Chardonnay here. Goodfellow - Marcus is always great to visit with and he was very generous opening numerous bottles for us. Hundred Suns - Grant...
by Brian Glas
August 24th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

Any guess what the latest $16 Oregon Pinot offering might be? Sounds interesting. Pretty vague clues, my guess is Drouhin? Could be? Their Roserock bottling? Maybe the 2018 was just bottled and they need to dump some. I wouldn't think that Drouhin would need to rush to sell wine but that Roserock v...
by Brian Glas
August 23rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 4137
Views: 440862

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

Good price, picked up some to finish a case. 2018 Patricia Green Cellars “Lia’s Vineyard” Pinot Noir 750ml (Oregon) - $29.74 That was tempting but I just got back from Oregon and already loaded up on Pinot. I don't think I've had Patty Green's Lias but I always enjoy the Longplay bottlings of Lias....
by Brian Glas
August 11th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3372

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

I liked the 2018 Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone “Parallel 45” Rouge Magnums that Garagiste was selling for $18.71. I remember paying $11 or $12 for the 750 ml a few years back so I thought it was a good deal.
by Brian Glas
August 7th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Pinot Blanc fans here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1833

Re: Any Pinot Blanc fans here?

I've enjoyed the Vincent, Haden Fig, and St. Innocent Pinot Blancs from Oregon.
by Brian Glas
July 31st, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9209

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Sorry to hear. Hope you get better soon.
by Brian Glas
July 31st, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley
Replies: 79
Views: 4833

Re: The way too early look at 2020 in Willamette Valley

R M Kriete wrote: July 31st, 2020, 11:58 am Why is this thread giving me the urge to watch the PGA Championship next week?
LOL I would rather watch a round of golf between Marcus, Jim, Todd, and Vincent.
by Brian Glas
July 26th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?
Replies: 53
Views: 2933

Re: Producers Who have performed a total 180 on Winemaking style?

I wasn't drinking much Washington Cabernet 15 to 20 years ago because I found way too many of them over oaked. About 5 years ago I started buying them again and have enjoyed many of them. Either my palate changed or many producers started backing off on the oak treatment. Probably a bit of both.
by Brian Glas
July 22nd, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Wines under $50?
Replies: 54
Views: 5780

Re: Best Value Wines under $50?

I think the Davenport cellars 65% closeout sale for wine that was already selling at a reasonable price fits the bill here...
by Brian Glas
July 14th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Sleight of Hand The Archimage (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: TN: 2013 Sleight of Hand The Archimage (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

We just got back from Walla Walla and of course we visited Tracy at Sleight of Hand. Always our favorite stop in Walla Walla. Our son Paul always loves the records that they play. Ziggy Stardust / David Bowie is his favorite and Tracy graciously played it for him. She was pouring the 2016 Archimage....
by Brian Glas
July 3rd, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan (Western Canadian) Superlative Wines
Replies: 45
Views: 1989

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: 1199

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: 900

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: 4137
Views: 440862

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: 1051

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...

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