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by Jared Wagner
January 15th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 2475

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Can't tell you how excited I am that Kelley is going to be a part of BD11. I'm buying whatever she's selling!

I have absolutely fallen in love with Kelley Fox, and the wines aren't bad either! Wish I would have found her wines sooner, as they have left a profound effect on me.

Kelley Fox Rules!!
by Jared Wagner
January 6th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2344

Re: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020

Gents, The kids' soccer and basketball scheduling bastards have struck again. Four soccer/basketball games Saturday and three Sunday. Moral of the story is do not let your two daughters play both AAU basketball and Premier soccer at the same time! Last time I miss my absolute favorite region, the No...
by Jared Wagner
December 27th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6421

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Kelley Fox, Kelley Fox, Kelley Fox
Northern Rhône (Cornas and Cote Rotie)
Beaujolais
Oregon Chardonnay (Cameron, WS)
Champagne
by Jared Wagner
December 23rd, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore, stone crab claws and grilled black grouper (caught today)
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: TN: 2015 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore, stone crab claws and grilled black grouper (caught today)

Mr. Alfert,

Love your one word descriptors of this wine. As the owner of only one bottle of this singular wine, what say you on a timeline? Sounds damn good now...
by Jared Wagner
December 13th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph
Replies: 3
Views: 526

TN: 2012 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph

Another fabulous night of wine and food at RN74. Service was impeccable as usual. Wines weren't too shabby, either! D ecanted for about an 90 minutes. If you looked up the definition of 'French Syrah' in the dictionary, the picture of this bottle would be present. Nose of bacon, olives, tar, black f...
by Jared Wagner
December 12th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Please critique my Bangkok itinerary

M. Taylor wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 7:51 pm
I thought it only took One Night in Bangkok to Make a Hard Man Humble
Thank you so much for the great afternoon chuckle!
by Jared Wagner
December 5th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2237

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Great notes and pets so far, people! I unfortunately do not have any pets due to animal allergies but love seeing the pics and love animals. Penguins, turtles, and buffalo are in my top three. 2018 Kelley Fox Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc -- Just an absolute pleasure to drink. Gorgeous yellow color immed...
by Jared Wagner
December 2nd, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline - January 18, 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 2344

Re: Seattle Offline - January 11 or 18, 2020 ??

I am available both weekends. Absolutely love Loire whites (minus sweets), but have no reds.
by Jared Wagner
December 2nd, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22439

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

How much are these going for? Missed on so many chances to buy earlier vintages (10, 11, 12, 13)... I just googled that out of curiosity. Consider me surprised by the current street price, not just on 2015, but on other vintages. They are running 2-3x original release, for the most part. If you are...
by Jared Wagner
November 22nd, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 385
Views: 22439

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

How much are these going for? Missed on so many chances to buy earlier vintages (10, 11, 12, 13)...
by Jared Wagner
November 20th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4226

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

I'm surprised one of the young punks hasn't written, "Okay, boomer!" yet.
by Jared Wagner
November 14th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08 R.L.Heredia Rosado / 08 Dauvissat Forest / 14 Horsepower Grenache Sur Echalas @ RN74
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: TN: 08 R.L.Heredia Rosado / 08 Dauvissat Forest / 14 Horsepower Grenache Sur Echalas @ RN74

Gents, Terrific night of wine and food. Geoff, if I would have known that was you sitting next to me, I certainly would have introduced myself and shook your hand. Hope the 09 Calon Segur was gangbusters! All three wines were as good as advertised and so fun to drink. Here are my thoughts: 08 R.L. H...
by Jared Wagner
October 30th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocksc

Both great wines...and great producers. Have kept my hands off the ‘16s and 17s thus far, but notes like these make me ponder cracking some soon. Scott, The Walter Scott had so much energy. I don't think it's going anywhere but if you enjoy young Chardonnay, don't hesitate to open one. The Kelley F...
by Jared Wagner
October 30th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1235

TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

Had a night to myself this past weekend and decided to check in on these two beauts: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard Popped, poured, and swirled for about 30 minutes. Love it when a wine does not disappoint and just shreds you as this puppy was on blast from the first sniff. Exhilaratin...
by Jared Wagner
October 18th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3602

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Mark Y wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
The game should be over by half time ;)

Let's hope...Go DAWGS!!! :)
by Jared Wagner
October 14th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3602

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

Good morning all, I regret that I will not be able to make it this weekend. My older daughter has a basketball tournament and it's a state qualifier, so she needs her dad there! Bummer, as the Northern Rhone is my favorite region and I have been looking forward to meeting all of you for some time. H...
by Jared Wagner
October 9th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 1079

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

I believe The Gilded Sage is the only person around that may have extensive knowledge of the wines of 1540. Hopefully he'll contribute to this thread!
by Jared Wagner
October 8th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 60
Views: 7679

Re: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs

Just had the 16 Foillard Cote du Puy the other night: Popped, poured, and let sit in the glass for 30 minutes. Really terrific bottle of beaujolais loaded with aromas of bright red fruits like cranberry, cherry, and huckleberry. Palate has some real grip which marries perfectly with the cherry and r...
by Jared Wagner
October 8th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: TN: 2016 Foradori Sgarzon Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Another wine and winemaker I'm excited about. Sounds like I need to pop one right away!
by Jared Wagner
October 8th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Wines Chardonnay Lark Block Durant Vineyard

Dale,

Sounds like the exact type of chardonnay I'd expect the lovely Kelley Fox to make. Can't wait to get my bottles from you! Just drank the 2018 Barbie PB on Sunday night and it was gorgeous. I can honestly say I'm smitten with KF wines and look forward to drinking any of them, anytime!
by Jared Wagner
September 30th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15
Replies: 17
Views: 1290

Re: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15

Hot damn, that sounds good! Of the Journaires, I only have the 10 but will pop an 11 Chavaroche this weekend and hope it’s like that. Thank for the note.
by Jared Wagner
September 27th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard
Replies: 21
Views: 2314

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh Chard

Drank the 2016 AM Maresh Chardonnay this past weekend which I purchased because of Jim Maresh's comments and story. Here is my note: Popped, poured, and let sit in the glass for 20 minutes. The anticipation for this wine was high due to the fact that the winemaker stated that he prices this wine at ...
by Jared Wagner
September 10th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 81
Views: 3602

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

I would love to attend and meet all you peeps for the first time. Let me check my two daughter's soccer schedules first, but I'm a tentative yes!

I have a couple high end Condrieu and some Levet or Gonon I could contribute if it's a Northern Rhone theme.
by Jared Wagner
August 22nd, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 60
Views: 7679

Re: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs

Just had a lovely 2016 Foillard Corcelette last night. Delightful nose of smashed fruit leading to a palate of slightly crunchy red fruit and medium acidity.
Not profound, but just a pleasure to drink on a Wednesday night.
by Jared Wagner
August 5th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 8283

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

Erica Orr Makes a fantastic old vines Chenin in Washington. Lots of old world characteristics like smelly socks and mushroom. It runs about $25 and is worth every penny.
by Jared Wagner
April 26th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: TN: 2017 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)

Dale,

Sounds like a very good vintage for the Coda. I wish Ben would creep that CF percentage even higher!
by Jared Wagner
April 26th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: TN: 2014 Seven Hills Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Just saw this at my Costco for $15. A touch modern but hard to beat at $15 for a mid-week wine when your having tri tip or flank.
by Jared Wagner
March 4th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?
Replies: 48
Views: 2257

Re: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?

The Erica Orr Chenin Blanc Old Vines from Washington is a fantastic example of a sec version. Here is my note from the 16: Popped and poured. Can't rave about this bottle enough. My second, and it was just as good as the first. Really wooly, funky, broccoli nose. Absolutely loved it. Would have neve...
by Jared Wagner
February 11th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Horsepower Vineyards
Replies: 19
Views: 2407

Re: Thoughts on Horsepower Vineyards

Like Ron, I have drank many a Cayuse and No Girls but have also drank several of the Horsepower wines. I agree with his comparison to the Frog, as these wines are way more in the savory, mineral, and little fruit category. Here are some of my notes, which may help you get a gauge on the wines. 2011 ...
by Jared Wagner
February 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block

I drank this wine with Dale and here is my note... Decanted a full six hours. Super excited to give my first Kelley Fox pinot a go (blown away by the 17 Freedom Hill PB) and in the immortal words of Robin, "Holy F#ck, Batman!" The first smell was such a blast of wild strawberry that it was akin to ...
by Jared Wagner
February 5th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyard Star of Bethlehem Flower Block

I drank this wine with Dale and here is my note... Decanted a full six hours. Super excited to give my first Kelley Fox pinot a go (blown away by the 17 Freedom Hill PB) and in the immortal words of Robin, "Holy F#ck, Batman!" The first smell was such a blast of wild strawberry that it was akin to s...
by Jared Wagner
January 3rd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Girls
Replies: 17
Views: 2561

Re: No Girls

jeffruggels wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 11:14 am
Just received allocation, and will be purchasing. Just curious, does anyone know how much wine they produce each year?

Thanks in advance and Happy New Year all

Jeff
Jeff,

Depending on the vintage, they are at about 300 cases for each of the three wines.
by Jared Wagner
December 12th, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here
Replies: 120
Views: 11637

Re: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here

2015 Yvon Metras Fleurie: Popped, poured, and then drank over 3 hours. Gorgeous translucent magenta out of the bottle, followed by a little funk on the nose which I always enjoy. Juicy red and dark ripe fruit that needed some acidity to counter balance. Not sure if it was just a product of the vint...
by Jared Wagner
December 11th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here
Replies: 120
Views: 11637

Re: 2015 Beaujolais TN thread - post notes here

2015 Yvon Metras Fleurie: Popped, poured, and then drank over 3 hours. Gorgeous translucent magenta out of the bottle, followed by a little funk on the nose which I always enjoy. Juicy red and dark ripe fruit that needed some acidity to counter balance. Not sure if it was just a product of the vinta...
by Jared Wagner
December 7th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: TN: 2002 Grosset Riesling Polish Hill Clare Valley

Thanks for the note, Jeremy. Have enjoyed this wine several times but unfortunately never see them at retail in Washington anymore. Two silly questions. I have never actually heard anyone pronounce the winery name and the vineyard. Is it Grosset like how it reads, or is it Grossay like in French. Al...
by Jared Wagner
September 5th, 2018, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 60
Views: 7679

Re: Consolidated 2016 Beaujolais TNs

2016 Lapierre Morgan -- Brilliant wine. Sappy and eager with crisp raspberry and black cherry. Not full like the easy drinking, riper 15's. Even a touch of tannin on the finish. Could drink it all day! 92pts.
by Jared Wagner
July 11th, 2018, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 or 2016 for muscadet?
Replies: 23
Views: 935

2015 or 2016 for muscadet?

Personally, I've found the 16's to be much leaner than the 15's. The problem is they lack the verve and mineral intensity of the 14's, which was a perfect muscadet vintage for me. If I had to describe the vintages IMO: 14 -- As Parker would say, vintage of the century 15 -- Hedonistic pleasure 16 --...
by Jared Wagner
June 19th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche
Replies: 4
Views: 652

TN: 2013 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Fantastic note, Dale. Every now and again it's fun to drink a wine that makes you work and Levet is so good at that! Obviously needs some time or it sounds like you need to decant the f&ck out of it. Appreciate you taking one for the team! Northern Rhone or die!
by Jared Wagner
June 5th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2053
Views: 174139

Steak Porn

Pat La Frieda 50 day dry aged porterhouse, Rancho Gordo Marcella beans, salsa verde and broccoli rabe https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/41656637755_3694be3d1c_z.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1727/41835934024_85b9243dec_z.jpg Suzanne, That is "death row" last meal type stuff! Do you think I c...
by Jared Wagner
March 21st, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?
Replies: 56
Views: 2360

Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?

I absolutely love really good grilled cheese sandwiches with champagne. Parisian ham, gruyere, and caramelized onions is tough to beat. English cheddar and quick pickle fresno chiles is damn good too. I've always wanted to open a bar/restaurant that only serves sparkling wine/champagne and grilled ...
by Jared Wagner
March 19th, 2018, 12:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?
Replies: 56
Views: 2360

Champagne goes with everything...but what is its IDEAL food pairing?

I absolutely love really good grilled cheese sandwiches with champagne. Parisian ham, gruyere, and caramelized onions is tough to beat. English cheddar and quick pickle fresno chiles is damn good too. I've always wanted to open a bar/restaurant that only serves sparkling wine/champagne and grilled c...
by Jared Wagner
February 9th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73764

What did you cook tonight?

Elliot,

I can imagine the only thing better than looking at your food pics would be eating them (the food...not the pics!)!!
by Jared Wagner
January 10th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1390
Views: 73764

What did you cook tonight?

Elliot,

Insane food! I'd love to try that almond pear tart. Could I get the recipe?

Thanks!
by Jared Wagner
December 11th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche
Replies: 58
Views: 2620

TN: 2007 Domaine Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche

My impression of this terrific wine... Decanted for two hours and then slow-oxed for an hour or so. Glad you enjoyed it, Jared, but not surprised given some of the other notes I have seen over the years. You seem to like these distinct, feral wines, like I do. I gotta admit, the decant and slo-ox c...
by Jared Wagner
December 10th, 2017, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche
Replies: 58
Views: 2620

TN: 2007 Domaine Levet Cote Rotie La Chavaroche

My impression of this terrific wine... Decanted for two hours and then slow-oxed for an hour or so. Man, I love Levet's wines. So French, so meaty, so wild. This is no Guigal La La, and it's a much better wine for it. No fruit lathered in 100% new oak and modern polish. Essentially a wine saying lik...
by Jared Wagner
November 7th, 2017, 1:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3938

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Gentlemen, My youngest daughter just had a basketball tournament added to her schedule for this weekend so unfortunately, I'm going to have to bow out. I was looking forward to meeting all of you as I've read posts from everyone for years and was excited to put faces with the names. You'll be more t...
by Jared Wagner
October 10th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3938

Seattle: WA State Grenache

I'm in. Will bring a 2013 Two Vintners Boushey Vineyard Grenache and could scrounge up another WA wine or could bring a french ringer.
by Jared Wagner
October 10th, 2017, 4:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3938

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Brandon, With plenty of others offering ringers, I’ll stick to WA Grenache. Will bring the following: 2010 Maison Bleue Le Midi Boushey Vineyard 2010 Gramercy Olsen Vineyard 2010 Kerloo Alder Ridge Vineyard Scott, Those 10's should be damn good! 2010 is my Washington vintage of the last two centuri...
by Jared Wagner
October 2nd, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SWISS MOUNTAIN PIE
Replies: 14
Views: 831

SWISS MOUNTAIN PIE

How do I post pics? Been so long I have forgotten!
by Jared Wagner
October 2nd, 2017, 11:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SWISS MOUNTAIN PIE
Replies: 14
Views: 831

SWISS MOUNTAIN PIE

Made this last night and it was an instant hit! The only modification I made was that I cooked the bacon until about 75% crisp beforehand. This dish was delicious with roast chicken, arugula salad, and a Boniface Savoie.

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