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by JDavisRoby
January 22nd, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley
Replies: 59
Views: 5831

Re: A.G. On 2017 And 2018 Napa Valley

If I were Todd, I'd delete that last few posts, and ban Mr. Restine. Exactly the kind of BS we don't need here. I don't expect Galloni to spend a lot of time here, but I'd like him to feel like he's welcome when he does. Delete these posts if you want but the other fifteen or so posts he’s made are...
by JDavisRoby
January 22nd, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 47
Views: 2314

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

The majority is priced $18 - $30 and frequently offers more complexity IMHO than US versions. Which is in no way saying that the US producers aren't good. It's increasingly tricky to distinguish old/new world in a blind tasting....let alone confidently ID the variety. That's fair. But people are wo...
by JDavisRoby
January 21st, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations for Under $20 solid QPR Cabernet?
Replies: 31
Views: 1691

Re: Recommendations for Under $20 solid QPR Cabernet?

Marietta Arme is $18.00 - $23.00 a bottle depending on the retailer and gets high critic ratings if that is important to your friend. Easily as good as many Cabs costing 2-3X Tom The Arme has been a hit as our club’s BTG Cabernet lately. I would also recommend Ancient Peaks. Buying in bulk should b...
by JDavisRoby
January 21st, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 96
Views: 4510

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

Received a nice package that contained a pound of coffee from a roaster at the Barlow and a tea blend from Pax with a nice note of appreciation for being in their wine club. Happened to coincide with a shipment of Sonoma Hillsides from them. Thought of this thread when several people that walked int...
by JDavisRoby
January 20th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: storing wines vertically?
Replies: 48
Views: 2627

Re: storing wines vertically?

What about screw caps stored upright?

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by JDavisRoby
January 18th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 34
Views: 2182

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

At a tasting this fall 2016 Mayacamas, 2016 QC, 2016 Spottswoode and 2016 VHR were all tasted side by side. The QC was bottom of everyone’s list. The host relayed a similar story to Randy’s.

FWIW, VHR was WOTY.
by JDavisRoby
January 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: French Toast Anyone?

Really only around the holidays but in our house Panettone is the preferred bread for French toast.
by JDavisRoby
January 18th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impact of Crawlspace Encapsulation on Cellar Performance
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Impact of Crawlspace Encapsulation on Cellar Performance

What was involved with encapsulating your crawl space?
by JDavisRoby
January 18th, 2020, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 51
Views: 1737

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

I prefer open top fermented farmhouse ales and sour beers to many of the natural wines I’ve had. We hosted a wine dinner with a vintner at a local brewery known for their open fermented sours and barrel aging program. When the brewmaster and I took the vintner on a tour he remarked they were making ...
by JDavisRoby
January 18th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 34
Views: 2182

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

I pulled the trigger and this was my first offer after about two years on the waitlist. It’s available at retail locally but when I compare the pre-release all in cost with my local wine shop the direct pricing is about $40/bottle cheaper ($160 vs $200). That’s even with a frequent shopper discount....
by JDavisRoby
January 17th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1

Thank you for the encouragement.

Can someone send me the wine that evokes Persian princesses waiting for me?
by JDavisRoby
January 17th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: TNR: NV Matthiasson Village Cabernet Lot 1

I enjoyed several bottles over the last few months. I find it be a fruitier, leaner and fresher expression when compared to the regular Napa Cabernet. I’m not the best at writing tasting notes, but I would recommend giving it a try.
by JDavisRoby
January 16th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy under DIAM
Replies: 26
Views: 1917

Re: White Burgundy under DIAM

I know two people personally who say they can taste a DIAM effect. Both failed miserably when blind tasted on them. They didn’t pick out any of four whites under DIAM. In short, I think the claim is bunk. Fevre began with DIAM for 1er Cru in 2007 IIRC. Everything in 2010. +1 I do use Diam though, s...
by JDavisRoby
January 12th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3001

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

For wines you intend to cellar. How many bottles of the same wine do you get? How many do you want and how many can you afford? Seems pretty simple. I can't believe how obsessive some people are about this. I would absolutely stop drinking wine if I had to go through any of these calculations! I do...
by JDavisRoby
January 11th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3001

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

I’ve been pondering a similar question as I embark on year four of building a collection. While financial is certainly a question my is more based around age ability and varietal. Not necessarily for investment but more for general consumption, ability to age and if I did get in a pinch and need to ...
by JDavisRoby
January 7th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2773

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

I’m either a yak or an alcoholic because I don’t know the last time I poured a wine out unless it had been open for 3+ days.

That or I only drink great wines. [berserker.gif]
by JDavisRoby
January 5th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6133

Re: January Offerings

Quilceda Creek.
by JDavisRoby
January 5th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma
Replies: 8
Views: 743

Re: Montecillo Vineyard Sonoma

We rented a house on Moon Mountain a few years ago. Essential right below Repris. Where is this vineyard in relation to that?

We loved staying up there because of the views over the vineyards. Wonder if we had a view of Montecillo.
by JDavisRoby
January 5th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3520

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Goodfellow, Sandlands and Biggio Hamina are three recent favorites that I either learned about from this board or knew of but this board put me over the top to visit. I have developed a list of wines suggested by the Francophiles here but haven’t bought many of them. My goal was to do that in 2020 b...
by JDavisRoby
January 5th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3520

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

A wine, not my son’s college. More like a lithe fencer than a football player. Chateau Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre, Margaux, a/k/a BAMA. Is Tua their winemaker? I thought I read somewhere that how the 2020 ends up depends on whether Tua comes back? He makes a fantastic Tagovailoa Rouge. Crimson red in...
by JDavisRoby
January 5th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2829

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

I also began having bourbon headaches a few years back. That, and a well timed trip to Napa & Sonoma, deepened my wine habit.

My beverage journey over the last twenty years has been coffee, craft beer, scotch, bourbon and now wine. Not sure what’s next...
by JDavisRoby
December 24th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1008

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

Sous vide a 8lb prime rib and finished it on the Weber Kettle. The charcoal flared up as the fat rendered off the prime rib so it was a bit more char than I would prefer. But, otherwise it was great.

Doing pizza on the Kettle Pizza tomorrow.
by JDavisRoby
December 24th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 a shipping odyssey
Replies: 38
Views: 2077

Re: 2019 a shipping odyssey

My WineBid shipment arrived three days early. Wasn’t expecting it until the 27th. For some reason FedEx bumped it to today. Maybe due to being a FedEx store delivery?

Now, has me complementing popping a 2001 Forman Cabernet with prime rib tonight.
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 112
Views: 10116

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

My six pack of Bedrock arrived with a styrofoam insert. It was in perfect condition. I’ve had the destroyed styrofoam from Bedrock in the past. It took seven days for the wine to arrive. I know I may be in the minority, but given the elapsed shipping time the styrofoam didn’t bother me.
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Syrah Calif '18...(short/boring)
Replies: 16
Views: 1405

Re: TN: Bedrock Syrah Calif '18...(short/boring)

Are you seeing this widely available at retail?

Our local Bedrock broker/distributor told me they didn’t get an allocation of any of the syrahs this year.
by JDavisRoby
December 18th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3737

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

I passed on my offer of five bottles. Offered to a couple of friends and they all passed.

They called me yesterday asking if I wanted my allocation. I was surprised.
by JDavisRoby
December 14th, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

My Bedrock shipped Tuesday and is apparently still sitting in Sacramento. FedEx delivery manager indicates a Tuesday delivery.
by JDavisRoby
December 12th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16477
Views: 429364

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Had my first (likely only) Prairie Christmas Bomb Tuesday night. On tap at a local pub. Was good but a little more nutmeg than I was prefer.

The original Prairie Bomb is still one of my favorite stouts.
by JDavisRoby
December 8th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 211
Views: 14260

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

Thanks Sean.

Isn’t the Reed sensor the one to use if you want to use a bottle probe?

https://store.wirelesstag.net/products/reed-kumosensor

Does anyone use the tag with the ambient light sensor?
by JDavisRoby
December 8th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 211
Views: 14260

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

After reading thru multiple threads about temp sensors I’ve narrowed down to Wireless Tag and Sensor Push (with Govee still to be researched further) Since a lot of the earlier posts on Wireless Tag the price seems to have gone up and more in range with Sensor Push. Am I looking at the Wireless Tag ...
by JDavisRoby
December 7th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New Espresso Machine
Replies: 170
Views: 11583

Re: New Espresso Machine

Anyone familiar with a Flair Espresso manual machine?

https://www.flairespresso.com/brewing

My brother has requested one as a Christmas gift. Curious if anyone has any experience.
by JDavisRoby
December 6th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 47
Views: 2391

Re: Layout my wine cellar

I have never seen the use for single bottle racks. It must be aesthetic considerations as it reduces the number of bottles you can accommodate significantly. In fact I've had a couple of friends set up what they perceived to be 'show' cellars that later had to be overhauled and the single bottle se...
by JDavisRoby
December 6th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 15
Views: 2009

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

What winery does Woodson own?
by JDavisRoby
December 2nd, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 47
Views: 2391

Re: Layout my wine cellar

Thank you for the great feedback (and including I stink at math, Chuck, Ha!). I was hesitant on the diamonds for the reasons mentioned, so that is definitely out. A friend locally suggested I consider an option that would store bottles horizontally along the entry wall and then the double deep on th...
by JDavisRoby
November 30th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 47
Views: 2391

Re: Layout my wine cellar

I know I am not fancy, but I set an alert for wine racks on craigslist. Got them for pennies and spent the savings on more bottles! They are not absolutely perfect but they are super sturdy and functional and look really good (especially when full!). I actually bought my first rack on Craigslist. B...
by JDavisRoby
November 30th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 47
Views: 2391

Re: Layout my wine cellar

I would think about double deep racking the entire length of wall 1, and NO racking/storage along wall 3. Your room is fairly narrow, and if you have single deep along both walls, the center will be tight and you’ll be bumping into bottles on one side or the other, with no room to turn around while...
by JDavisRoby
November 30th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 47
Views: 2391

Re: Layout my wine cellar

Greg,

I’m looking for any advice on what type of racking to buy (ie how many diamonds, how many large format, etc) and how to place what where. I edited my OP to hopefully better clarify.
by JDavisRoby
November 30th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2662

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Way, way late in posting a brief trip capsule and thanks. Life has been hectic since this trip! Drive from PDX to see Todd at Biggio-Hamina was pretty easy. Although, not the picturesque drive that I expected. This was my third time to Oregon, but first venture into the Willamette Valley. I had no i...
by JDavisRoby
November 30th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 47
Views: 2391

Layout my wine cellar

Hope to order racks for my cellar under construction in the next week. Getting quotes from Wine Racks of America and Vigilant. I am struggling a bit with what type of racks (diamonds, shelves, large format, etc) to buy and how to lay them out. For those that have a walk-in I’d like some advice on ho...
by JDavisRoby
September 24th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need help finding the right Syrah/shiraz
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: need help finding the right Syrah/shiraz

Zaca Mesa has been on closeout locally the last few weeks. Found the estate Syrah for sub $15. I believe it is normally in the low $20’s. It is fantastic and would recommend.
by JDavisRoby
September 24th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2662

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Todd Hamina wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 9:19 pm
Well, I can show you what a winery that has picked nothing looks like...
...as long as it’s nothing this year and prior year’s grapes are ready to drink!
by JDavisRoby
September 24th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2662

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

I see you on our calendar for Thursday morning. We will be at it hard that day but I will come up and say hi. Sorry, hard to make promises beyond that. Literally the largest (potential) harvest day ever at PGC with a combination of white and Pinot adding up to over 30 tons. Jim, that would be great...
by JDavisRoby
September 23rd, 2019, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green String Farming approach
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Green String Farming approach

Makes me think of String Cheese Incident.
by JDavisRoby
September 23rd, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2662

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 8:16 pm
Rick Allen wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 10:14 pm
Stop by for a beer. I'm three blocks from Goodfellow.
I’ll walk him over myself.
Now I feel like a VIP. champagne.gif
by JDavisRoby
September 23rd, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2662

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Thanks Rick! That’s a great idea.
by JDavisRoby
September 22nd, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 41
Views: 2662

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Headed out this week. Going to see Biggio-Hamina followed by Goodfellow. Haven’t made a third appointment for that afternoon. Unless someone has a great suggestion I’m going to keep it to two visits. We will see Patricia Green the next day before heading to Bend for golf.
by JDavisRoby
September 16th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1987

Re: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now

Is this a Best Buy exclusive? When did Best Buy start selling wine glasses?
by JDavisRoby
September 15th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: TN: 1980 Niebaum-Coppola Rubicon

I have a few 750’s of this wine. Planning to open in the next year. Hope they’ve aged as well as this magnum.

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