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by JDavisRoby
January 17th, 2021, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting Note: Gravner Ribolla 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Tasting Note: Gravner Ribolla 2009

I have a 2007 Klinec Rebula sitting in my cellar. Any ideas on this? I have no clue about it being past prime. Or how to serve it. Only had orange wine at tastings and a few at wine bars.
by JDavisRoby
January 16th, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hidden Ridge...What to do now that they're gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Hidden Ridge...What to do now that they're gone?

The owners of Hidden Ridge were from my home state, Oklahoma. While I don’t know them a very good friend knows them. I understand the Wards sold the property shortly after Cassidy’s husband, Lynn passed away. My timeline might be a touch off, but I do know he passed a few years ago. It also happened...
by JDavisRoby
January 16th, 2021, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers
Replies: 34
Views: 1427

Re: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers

US not even top 20? Interesting.
by JDavisRoby
January 15th, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impensata - Kinsman winemaker Abreu vineyard manager
Replies: 28
Views: 1977

Re: Impensata - Kinsman winemaker Abreu vineyard manager

Doesn’t Staglin come from Bella Oaks? Former source for old Heitz wines?

Never mind, just reread post and saw that pointed out.

Where have the groups been going in between these releases? Aren’t there gaps between the Heitz and Staglin bottling. And then now?
by JDavisRoby
January 15th, 2021, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

Re: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale

Did you allow vintage substitution when you bought it?
by JDavisRoby
January 14th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Cellar ceiling (cosmetic)

My cellar is in the basement and has 7’ ceiling height so I did a drywall ceiling because I didn’t want the room to feel smaller and I wanted to feel like it had been there since the house was built in 1925. The room outside my cellar has the original 12” pine tongue and groove plank paneling. I kep...
by JDavisRoby
January 12th, 2021, 7:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1798
Views: 99167

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Carnitas - smoked for 4 hours, then braised (Pic is as I pulled from smoker, put in Dutch Oven for braising) How do you serve your carnitas? whole wheat tortilla, maui onion and cilantro, avocado and hot sauce! I prefer corn from the local Mexican grocery store but to each their own whole wheat! :)...
by JDavisRoby
January 11th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: First decent wine glass
Replies: 38
Views: 1011

Re: First decent wine glass

How much bigger is the 1855? Height is similar, bowl is much larger, but that's not the objective (volume) The 1855 is designed to help capture aromatics from Bordeaux while restraining the alcohol. I'm the importer for the Grassl brand in N. America. Our Elemental line is a closer comparison to th...
by JDavisRoby
January 11th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1798
Views: 99167

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 11th, 2021, 5:26 pm Carnitas - smoked for 4 hours, then braised

(Pic is as I pulled from smoker, put in Dutch Oven for braising)
How do you serve your carnitas?
by JDavisRoby
January 10th, 2021, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 5611

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Congrats, Paul! I made up for yesterday by eating soup today. I almost forgot to post a song for this, the 10th day of Dryuary. "Ten" is the title of Pearl Jam's debut album. Pearl Jam propelled grunge into the mainstream, and Ten stands shoulder to shoulder with other legendary first eff...
by JDavisRoby
January 10th, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2257

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

What is enjoying wine if not among the company of friends, new and old? I’ve found much less joy in drinking wine over the last ten months because I haven’t been able to taste with friends and make new ones. The Zoom sessions were okay but fell off after a few. Awesome story and look forward to hear...
by JDavisRoby
January 9th, 2021, 8:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Sour Brown Ale - still ok?
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Old Sour Brown Ale - still ok?

I still have original release Prarie Bomb in my refrigerator. Not sure when I’ll open it.
by JDavisRoby
January 9th, 2021, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2542

Re: First Date Wines

My last first date was twenty years ago next month and I was seven months from legally consuming alcohol. Coffee date it was! Couldn’t risk getting thrown in the slammer for my fake identification. :)
by JDavisRoby
January 7th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Cayuse - Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: TN: 2007 Cayuse - Syrah "En Cerise Vineyard" (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley)

It’s been a few years but I’ve had Cayuse at the 15-18 year range and it was delicious.

I don’t even touch my Cayuse until 7-10 years.
by JDavisRoby
January 3rd, 2021, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

RichardFlack wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 11:49 am
JDavisRoby wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 10:53 am
RichardFlack wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 5:53 pm

Anagram the last word.
Ya ok?
Well played sir!
(but not what I was thinking LOL)
Are you confusing my country banker palate with the palate of a country squire?
by JDavisRoby
January 3rd, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 4554

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Developing core strength is my cellar’s NY resolution. Really want to protect the spine for longevity. Help with rotation and speed. IMHO, do it slowly and don't do it until you know what you want your cellar's core strength to be. I have thought from prior posts that you were not sure. It is great...
by JDavisRoby
January 3rd, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

RichardFlack wrote: January 2nd, 2021, 5:53 pm
JDavisRoby wrote: December 28th, 2020, 6:59 pm So my cellar being 92% USA is okay?
Anagram the last word.
Ya ok?
by JDavisRoby
January 2nd, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 4554

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Developing core strength is my cellar’s NY resolution. Really want to protect the spine for longevity. Help with rotation and speed.
by JDavisRoby
January 1st, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?
Replies: 53
Views: 2637

Re: What's Your Favorite Buy-and-Drink Red?

K Kl@dder wrote: January 1st, 2021, 7:07 pm Chappellet Mountain Cuvée
I’ve recently been enjoying this wine. Seems to be about $25 locally.
by JDavisRoby
December 31st, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4113

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Where does J Lassalle rank? I recall their bottle stating they’re Premier Cru. The Premier Cru is the ranking of the village(s) where the grapes come from. Champagne has a truly odd ranking for Grand and Premier cru. It's not a vineyard, it's the village. Thanks. Was a true question as a newbie to ...
by JDavisRoby
December 31st, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4113

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

Where does J Lassalle rank? I recall their bottle stating they’re Premier Cru.
by JDavisRoby
December 30th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19777

Re: Grassl Glassware

Kind words. Thanks. Humbling. Really. David makes an astute observation on the champs and the grape/glass combo. We are finding more red wine makers shift to the Liberté for their tasting rooms. Realm being a good example. Younger reds, even the ‘big’ ones appear to do well with the wider base but ...
by JDavisRoby
December 30th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51581

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I haven’t seen scores for Marcus’ wine in the past. Are these quite a bit higher? Hi Josh, The 97 is a first. Josh Raynolds scored the 2017 Heritage No. 10 at 96. But we’ve seen 91-95 scores for a number of years now. I do feel that we’ve continued to improve our work, both in the cellar and farmin...
by JDavisRoby
December 30th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51581

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I haven’t seen scores for Marcus’ wine in the past. Are these quite a bit higher?
by JDavisRoby
December 30th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Zero Alcohol Spirits
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Zero Alcohol Spirits

I’ve enjoyed a Topo Chico over ice with a lime often this year.
by JDavisRoby
December 30th, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19777

Re: Grassl Glassware

Looking forward to picking up a few more Grassl glasses on BDay, picked up 1885 and Cru last year and love them. Would like to add to those if available and am thinking of picking up some Liberte or Mineralite for Chardonnay and Champagne. Looks like people use both for bubbles and whites so lookin...
by JDavisRoby
December 29th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

So my cellar being 92% USA is okay? Only if you have wines from every state neener ! CA - 66% WA - 13% OR - 12% Oregon is trending up as I drink thru but don’t replace CA Pinot Noir and buy Oregon Pinot Noir. Syrah - 26% Pinot Noir - 19% Cabernet Sauvignon - 17% Pretty clear what we drink!
by JDavisRoby
December 28th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy B-day to the Legend Tom Hill
Replies: 14
Views: 740

Re: Happy B-day to the Legend Tom Hill

Happy birthday Tom.

Can’t wait for the wee bloody pulpit on those wines.
by JDavisRoby
December 28th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

So my cellar being 92% USA is okay? If that is what you want to drink, why not? I tend to buy what is readily available at retail and tastings locally. And, without a tasting group that has the experience and cellars to assist in tasting on old world wines it has been hard to push the budget in tha...
by JDavisRoby
December 28th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be
Replies: 147
Views: 5722

Re: Is wine cellar diversity all it is cracked up to be

So my cellar being 92% USA is okay?
by JDavisRoby
December 28th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19777

Re: Grassl Glassware

Chris Freemott wrote: December 28th, 2020, 3:27 pm Travis
The decanter and the Elemental carafe will be offered.
Big fan of the decanter.
by JDavisRoby
December 28th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 620
Views: 37994

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

This KILLED me, as I have quite a few friends that run pellet rigs (Traeger, Rec Tec). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAk2cKbOFZ4 I run a Traeger. Posted about it two posts up for yours. But I also use a Weber so I’m not completely pellets. Haha. This was pretty funny. Sent over to a few buddies t...
by JDavisRoby
December 28th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 290
Views: 19777

Re: Grassl Glassware

My sole remaining 1855 is 89 grams. I’ve broken two, one a dog’s tail and it’s replacement a snap from the dishwasher tray.

Will replace them at some point. Will be curious to see if I can tell the difference.
by JDavisRoby
December 27th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!
Replies: 51
Views: 4555

Re: Stony Hill Sold.....Again?!

I know none of the people involved nor the actual reason, but I can guess. And I have an opinion about what they should do, too. [popcorn.gif] Long Meadow Ranch owns Farmstead. Given the huge drop in tourism in Napa in 2020 combined with trying to turn around Stony Hill, combined with a possible to...
by JDavisRoby
December 24th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day
Replies: 36
Views: 3065

Re: 'Twas The Night Before Berserker Day

Nicely done!

Might become most thanked post so far!
by JDavisRoby
December 20th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of '80 Cabs (Birth Year Party)
Replies: 24
Views: 1296

Re: A couple of '80 Cabs (Birth Year Party)

My girlfriend is a 1980 Capricorn, so we're about to launch into the same thing - a 1980 Burgess Vintage Selection -- please let us know how the Burgess or the Mondavi goes. We had a Sterling Reserve a few years ago that was very nice - better than you'd expect. The Mondavi opened well, although th...
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51581

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Has anyone ever looked at the possibility of merging Goodfellow and Matello on CellarTracker? Q: What is Matello? A: These days Marcus bottles everything under the Goodfellow label; Matello has been retired. (answered my own question) Yes, Matello is no longer active. However, he recently released ...
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of '80 Cabs (Birth Year Party)
Replies: 24
Views: 1296

Re: A couple of '80 Cabs (Birth Year Party)

I am going to open at least one 1980 Napa Cab tonight. Either Mondavi or Burgess. Both appear to be in great condition externally. Bought at auction in the last couple years. Had them standing up for a few days. Trying to decide if going to up early or let my friend who is a somm do it at beginning ...
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 51581

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Has anyone ever looked at the possibility of merging Goodfellow and Matello on CellarTracker? Pax and Wind Gap are that way...when I search my CT for Pax the Wind Gap wines are displayed as well. Now that I’ve accumulated a few Matello wines was curious. Marcus may not want that and it isn’t a big d...
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries
Replies: 134
Views: 7894

Re: Esther Mobley on Shipping Costs, Supporting Small Wineries

Steve, you’re (as are all WB’ers) far from the average buyer. According to the Silicon Valley Bank’s wine report a family owned winery on average generated about 60% of their revenue from DTC in 2019 and about half of that is in-person revenue, a smaller portion clubs and a smaller yet portion maili...
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 20463

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Hi Al! I have the Thermal Carafe Model too. For a machine that is the best at brewing coffee, I have to say I was really disappointed that none of the designers/engineers thought to put a spout on the steel carafe lip. It's a huge design flaw! It doesn't pour cleanly. [swearing.gif] The explanation...
by JDavisRoby
December 19th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 19
Views: 1304

Re: VinConnect

@ Kevin Sidders “VinConnect customers are the most knowledgeable and passionate about their wines”. What evidence do you have to support this? Not Kevin, but I interpreted the sentence you semi-quoted as referring to wineries direct-to-consumer mailing lists not his company’s customer base. Meaning...
by JDavisRoby
December 18th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 20463

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Just bought a Moccamaster KBGT. Noticeable improvement in coffee as compared to my old dinky machine. However, not as significant a marginal improvement as upgrading from a Krups shredder to a burr grinder (as I believe a comment upthread mentioned). Yes, having a good grinder and good beans can be...
by JDavisRoby
December 17th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5694

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

Might post another note later but had to start with a new classic. 2016 Bedrock Old Vin Zin My first sip? Delicious. Wife’s first sip? Dang, that’s delicious...I love this kind of Zin. My notes. Has some sweetness but not overwhelming. No bitterness. Fruit has a dark berry note. Not really raisin at...
by JDavisRoby
December 17th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5694

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

Cross-posting from the Carlisle thread . . . 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard - Starting to try some of Mike's 14's . . . I've been drinking Carlisle zinfandels for almost 2 decades and probably drink more of these than any other wine. So when I say "WOW" it's really a standout fo...
by JDavisRoby
December 17th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

c fu wrote: December 17th, 2020, 5:14 pm
JDavisRoby wrote: December 17th, 2020, 9:17 am
C. Keller wrote: December 17th, 2020, 7:09 am

Do you follow Clay? That's where I saw it on my phone
Fu? I thought I did. But guess not anymore.
:(
I have no clue if I unfollowed you or what. I’ve had it happen with Instagram several times. Probably because that app doesn’t have a breathalyzer.
by JDavisRoby
December 17th, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 166
Views: 5694

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

Cross-posting from the Carlisle thread . . . 2014 Carlisle Zinfandel Dupratt Vineyard - Starting to try some of Mike's 14's . . . I've been drinking Carlisle zinfandels for almost 2 decades and probably drink more of these than any other wine. So when I say "WOW" it's really a standout fo...
by JDavisRoby
December 17th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6310

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

Trader Joe's, believe it or not. Happened to be at my local TJ’s for first time in a while tonight. They had one bottle for $42.99. Wine manager said they got one case with no more available. Debating whether I should open to see how I like it. Or, wait a few years. Buy it! So much has been made ab...
by JDavisRoby
December 17th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

C. Keller wrote: December 17th, 2020, 7:09 am
JDavisRoby wrote: December 17th, 2020, 5:18 am
C. Keller wrote: December 16th, 2020, 8:12 am Saw this on IG this morning and it was a great laugh.

Spot on for me with the Barolo, WB and N Rhone Syrah.
Link to IG?
Do you follow Clay? That's where I saw it on my phone
Fu? I thought I did. But guess not anymore.

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