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by JDavisRoby
March 30th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4513

Re: Wine cellar progress

Very nice! So each one of those has a corresponding bin in Cellartracker? :) that’s the (eventual) plan. First goal was just to get everything in the cool cellar. I just did mine and I labeled each column as a CellarTracker bin rather than each slot. Each “section” was assigned a letter and then ea...
by JDavisRoby
March 29th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4513

Re: Wine cellar progress

Very nice!

So each one of those has a corresponding bin in Cellartracker? :)
by JDavisRoby
March 29th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 26
Views: 1840

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

Got in my order of a mixed case of SV Pinot and a mixed case of cellar defenders in late Friday. Don’t buy two cases (or even a case) of much but had to this go around.
by JDavisRoby
March 26th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Biggio Hamina Zenith Vineyard, Pinot Noir - A really nice surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: TN: 2008 Biggio Hamina Zenith Vineyard, Pinot Noir - A really nice surprise

Todd Hamina wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 8:47 pm
The 7's and 8's are both in nice spots now, but could go another five years. The 9 can go forever. It's bomb proof.
Thanks!
by JDavisRoby
March 25th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Biggio Hamina Zenith Vineyard, Pinot Noir - A really nice surprise
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: TN: 2008 Biggio Hamina Zenith Vineyard, Pinot Noir - A really nice surprise

Todd, speaking of your “aged” wines the handsome country lawyer might like. Are the 07-09 Deux Vert syrah I’m holding ready to drink? Or, should I keep waiting?
by JDavisRoby
March 25th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Replies: 25
Views: 575

Re: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT

Sorry I missed this one. I’d say I had somewhere else to be but we know that’s not true. Was just making dinner and doing family quarantine stuff.

Happy birthday Todd!
by JDavisRoby
March 25th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 111
Views: 4054

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

LSO and UPS made spring deliveries today. Neither asked for signature. But did a recognition signer was of age.
by JDavisRoby
March 25th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery
Replies: 14
Views: 851

Re: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery

Even Oklahoma jumped on this. Except no cocktails. Still have to make those yourself at home. But the local breweries and liquor stores being able to deliver is huge.
by JDavisRoby
March 24th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: Anderson Valley SV Chardonnay ~$15 (Bêcheur)

Nate Simon wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 9:23 am
Cracked another one last night. This will definitely scratch the itch of any AFWE Cali Chardonnay fans. Stylistically reminiscent of Ceritas, maybe Radio-Coteau.
I’ve wondered if this comes from a vineyard that Radio-Coteau does a SVD Chardonnay from...
by JDavisRoby
March 24th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Moving Sale - Help me clear off-site storage
Replies: 0
Views: 541

Moving Sale - Help me clear off-site storage

With my home cellar nearing completion I will soon move wine from off-site storage (Phenol55 in Seattle and Wine Spectrum in Sonoma) to the house. I thought I would offer bottles for sale now rather than move and then sell. Some are listed due to changing tastes and others due to less than expected ...
by JDavisRoby
March 23rd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 4605

Re: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Do you have a shipping date lined up for these orders? I didn’t see one in the thread or the emails we exchanged. Thanks! Pardon my delay here! Email (erin@mdcwines.com) is always the fastest way to reach me if you need anything in the future. Your package is en route, and I'll email you separately...
by JDavisRoby
March 22nd, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2519
Views: 167259

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Gambrels of the Sky with empanadas tonight. Popped and poured. No funk. Good grip. Not fruit forward but plenty there. All berry for me. Wife found it to be more mineral than fruit. Last one of those. Probably should’ve picked up some more or saved one...
by JDavisRoby
March 21st, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results
Replies: 25
Views: 3124

Re: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results

Opened a 2008 Palmina Nebbiolo tonight. Threw lots of sediment but I didn’t stand it up. First taste was very tart with lots of cherry. Let decant an hour and it began to soften. Still a lot of cherry with some prune showing thru. Really nice wine.
by JDavisRoby
March 21st, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on Video Tastings?
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Any tips on Video Tastings?

Did a virtual happy hour with buddies yesterday. Four of us in town and one in Switzerland. We were all drinking different stuff and not all wine. But, it was actually a lot of fun. We just used FaceTime and it worked fine. Never used Zoom.
by JDavisRoby
March 18th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!
Replies: 54
Views: 1358

Re: Video Offline, tonight, 7pm PDT - JOIN US!

Can I open wine fit for the Thunder Bucket for the video offline?
by JDavisRoby
March 18th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9188

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

It precious in the sense of rare or costly, but precious indeed to us traditionalists! So how was your "precious one" (Gollum voice!)? The cork and the colour looked ok so I'm guessing it was a good one! Gollum indeed! Reticent even after some decanting, got better as the night ended with my 3rd gl...
by JDavisRoby
March 13th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 59
Views: 3266

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

The newer bottles are made by the Hoopes family. Not sure when they bought the brand but I believe the last 8-12 vintages.
by JDavisRoby
March 13th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Layout my wine cellar
Replies: 48
Views: 2798

Re: Layout my wine cellar

Finally got my design finished a few weeks ago. Racks shipped today and are set to arrive Monday. May self quarantine myself next week so I can install. Final design:
by JDavisRoby
March 13th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4513

Re: Wine cellar progress

My wine racks from WRA shipped today. But, my room isn’t this nice!
by JDavisRoby
March 12th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8990

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Jenn followed up with me today and my wines have shipped. Great service!
by JDavisRoby
March 12th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering
Replies: 86
Views: 4605

Re: *SOLD OUT* Di Costanzo Wines, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon | BD11 Offering

Do you have a shipping date lined up for these orders? I didn’t see one in the thread or the emails we exchanged. Thanks!
by JDavisRoby
March 10th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8990

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Anyone know if all Sandlands has shipped?
by JDavisRoby
March 9th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

I can't think of any $20 wine that's better in every single aspect than Thivin. I agree, except where is it $20 these days!?! It is my top 3-5 annual QPR. Cannot recall a vintage was wasn’t at least enjoyable. Is your love of Thivin where you get the label of being a country squire as Kermit Lynch ...
by JDavisRoby
March 9th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results
Replies: 25
Views: 3124

Re: 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results

Ended up with a couple bottles of 2008 Palmina Nebbiolo at a non-profit wine pull this weekend. I know the donor so I believe provenance should be good. Are these hold or ready to go? CT lists 2018 as the ending drink date.
by JDavisRoby
February 26th, 2020, 10:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1545

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

The Cajun Grill reminds me of the Hasty Bake which is made here in town.

https://www.hastybake.com/

It will be my next grilling purchase.
by JDavisRoby
February 25th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1545

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Ooo dang the lump charcoal can be expensive! Couple dumb questions - Do/can you mix regular charcoal with lump? Anyone use fire starter cubes? I have a premium Weber kettle and chimney in my Amazon shopping cart... May hold on charcoal tray for now, unless someone can convince me to buy it. I do no...
by JDavisRoby
February 24th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment
Replies: 72
Views: 2647

Re: Question for consumers about a 2% DTC assesment

As a consumer I dislike the “nickel and dime” aspect of multiple fees but as a community advocate that has worked on putting a BID in place I recognize how impactful to a community’s development (or redevelopment) an assessment such as a BID can be. Has your group considered (assuming is is legal in...
by JDavisRoby
February 23rd, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1545

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

I’ll add that lump charcoal is more responsive to changes in oxygen/air flow. So, you can use the vents (upper and lower) on the Weber to control the heat or smoke. I believe there is some regional nature to lump charcoal distribution so I’d check with a local owned grill store to get the best local...
by JDavisRoby
February 23rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1545

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

I only used gas for direct grilling for about five to seven years. It was all about convenience with a young family. First time I fired up the charcoal grill I made thick cut bone in pork chops. The flavor imparted by the charcoal was remarkable and something I missed. The gas grill got cleaned up a...
by JDavisRoby
February 23rd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1545

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

I have owned a Weber Original Kettle Premium for about five years. It’s the best value in outdoor cooking in my opinion. I recently started using the charcoal baskets that fit around the outside and I’m not convinced they are any better than just a pile off to the side. I don’t use a chimney. I use ...
by JDavisRoby
February 22nd, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5633

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

If you don’t have a story involving someone’s genitals you either have not worked at a winery or your story isn’t coming up to the standards of what I would consider egregious. "Serving" not "making", totally different Sir. Jim could be referring to a winery tasting room... Ha! ETA: and, genitals a...
by JDavisRoby
February 21st, 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2103

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

Sally is the wine version of Karen?
by JDavisRoby
February 21st, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2103

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

About once a year I pull a case or two of these types of wines and donate to a local charity event or school pta fundraiser. You’re a hero for helping them fill up their wine pull with wines that aren’t swill and costs more than $20.
by JDavisRoby
February 20th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2888

Re: Question for mailing list members

This, plus I would add provenance of the wines. If someone buts from my winery, the wines go from our storage(50-55F), into the shipping process, which is usually monitored closely(our shipper tried to hit too narrow a window last fall, first weather issue in over a decade of shipping with them), a...
by JDavisRoby
February 20th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2888

Re: Question for mailing list members

This is a subject that I have personally struggled with and talked with winemakers about. Here in Oklahoma we’ve only been able to legally ship wine direct for the last eighteen months. Some wineries would skirt the rules with third party shippers but, many wineries wouldn’t mess with it. When our l...
by JDavisRoby
February 20th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for mailing list members
Replies: 58
Views: 2888

Re: Question for mailing list members

I think I am in line with what others have said... 1) Guaranteed access to wine I like, with no gambling on whether it will hit the stores and in what amounts. 2) Access to wine that will never hit the stores. Someone also mentioned small lots, "one offs," etc. 3) Not having to "hunt." I hate the t...
by JDavisRoby
February 17th, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 167
Views: 13946

Re: Aged Cali Cab

I have a 2001 Forman Cab I intend on opening tonight. Been standing up for a couple days now. Any recommendations on decant time? This will be the oldest Forman I’ve opened by about five years. How was the wine? It was great! The dusty, cassis and tobacco nose and complex texture I love on older Bo...
by JDavisRoby
February 15th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Is Bris Sally’s child?
by JDavisRoby
February 14th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Cali Cab
Replies: 167
Views: 13946

Re: Aged Cali Cab

I have a 2001 Forman Cab I intend on opening tonight. Been standing up for a couple days now. Any recommendations on decant time? This will be the oldest Forman I’ve opened by about five years.
by JDavisRoby
February 13th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Conversations
Replies: 39
Views: 3340

Re: Bedrock Wine Conversations

Probably not the right thread but what the heck. Has anyone heard a podcast with the guys from Arnot Roberts? I haven’t been able find one.
by JDavisRoby
February 13th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23276

Re: I'm done*

Congratulations on the retirement!
by JDavisRoby
February 13th, 2020, 4:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 1405

Re: Short Ribs

Looks like my grand plan was overruled so these are going to wait for another time. Will keep everyone posted when I do make them.
by JDavisRoby
February 12th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Visit Day 2 Brief TNs & Pics: McMinnville (Biggio Hamina, Goodfellow, Eyrie)
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Oregon Visit Day 2 Brief TNs & Pics: McMinnville (Biggio Hamina, Goodfellow, Eyrie)

Thank you for these notes (years later)! I am planning a trip and think this is the exact trio I want to visit (if they will have me) We did Todd and Marcus on the same day and then Patricia Green the next. Considering doing Eyrie but time didn’t really allow for us due to the short trip. But, if o...
by JDavisRoby
February 12th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23276

Re: I'm done*

I can’t imagine having two wine buyers in the house. Having two drinkers is expensive enough!
by JDavisRoby
February 11th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Jim Laube know how an old California wine should taste
Replies: 62
Views: 3751

Re: Does Jim Laube know how an old California wine should taste

I think he has a problem with certain yeasts usages calling wines dirty when they were not. I remember the 2001 Forman. Something like 69 points and I cornered the market for them for like $30ish. A beautiful wine. Have you opened any of these 2001 Formans recently? Thinking I may open for Valentin...
by JDavisRoby
February 11th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 1405

Re: Short Ribs

Instant pots/crock pots pulverize the meat and you lose the flavor and crust that comes from slow braising in a good liquid. I always braise short ribs in port/red wine with a mirepoix of onions, carrots, garlic, some red wine vinegar, chicken broth and honey. Separate the fat from the braising liq...
by JDavisRoby
February 11th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4513

Re: Wine cellar flooring

Looks nice. I’ve seen several places that sell these planks. Both wine and whiskey barrels. Some with the stamps still visible. Did your installer have any issues?
by JDavisRoby
February 11th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 1405

Re: Short Ribs

Could try Kalbi. Not sure how the extra fat would work, but have been using some incredible marbled but not Waygu ribs, and they were amazing. I will confess to not sure being confident I have the knife skills to pull off Kalbi. I’m like a kid trying to cut bread with a spoon with knife in my hand.
by JDavisRoby
February 11th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Short Ribs
Replies: 31
Views: 1405

Re: Short Ribs

Braise or pressure cooker. Like Mike, I also like to let them sit overnight and defat the next day, but if you are pressed for time, you can pour off most of it after a short cool down just by eyeballing. Daniel Boulud's years old recipe with celery duo is an excellent all purpose prep. Threw the p...

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