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by Dan Sch
November 12th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Skin-Contact Whites...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: TN: Three Skin-Contact Whites...(short/boring)

Gotta say that I, too, didn’t really get the skin contact GV. The regular GV, both at tasting room and at dinner, I put up there with some of the better pichler wines I’ve tasted in the past few years. Good on them for trying something, but I recall the most prominent note was something along the li...
by Dan Sch
November 4th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: a couple lightweight 2016 Tercero wines (Carignane & Cinsault)
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: TNs: a couple lightweight 2016 Tercero wines (Carignane & Cinsault)

We really liked the carignane both out in Los Olivia and then again a few months later at home. Good stuff!
by Dan Sch
October 4th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

"Please let this zombie idea die. There are measures of all of those items, each of which has been measured the same way for a long time. The headline unemployment number is one of many measures. If you want to talk about trends in “underemployment” then go for it. BLS publishes all of these consta...
by Dan Sch
October 4th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle
Replies: 29
Views: 1723

Re: Eyeing a possible recession, California wineries cut back on production — and farmers suffer: SF Chronicle

"The economy is strong right now. This recession talk is just talk for now." Lets see: manufacturing plummeting (check) services trending down (check) consumer sentiment falling from highs (check) (this is always the last data point to begin declining) unemployment weakening (check) (see above, con...
by Dan Sch
October 2nd, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Looking for a friendly tasting group in DC
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: Looking for a friendly tasting group in DC

Thank you so much guys! Much appreciate the help. I'll look forward to wining with you too soon. Jay - I will definitely keep an eye on the board :) Leonard - I've left a note on your email. Hey there, Would be good to have another person in our small group as well. In NW DC, and similar tastes to ...
by Dan Sch
September 30th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: TN: 2018 Halcón Vineyards Roussanne Halcón Vineyard

Right on par with notes we made in early August. Very cool wine!
by Dan Sch
September 26th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 199
Views: 14798

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)

On a tip from a resident of the neighborhood, we went to and really loved Stephane Martin. Well off the beaten path and a charming quiet place. Food was really excellent. https://stephanemartin.com/en On another note, we really liked Spring back in the day, and were very sad to see it close when Dan...
by Dan Sch
September 18th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desire Lines Save the Date
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: Desire Lines Save the Date

Would really like to try these wines but shipping cost is prohibitive to DC apparently. $36 for 3 bottles via ground 😳
by Dan Sch
September 5th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 18770

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Have now had my Cru glasses for a few months and did a quick round of wines with the new Liberte glasses I got just a week ago. These are hands down my favorite glasses, having used but not owned GGG. The Liberte were wonderful with Riesling and some NV bruts this past weekend. The balance and elega...
by Dan Sch
September 2nd, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

This AVA sounds VERY appealing to me for a trip! Relaxing country atmosphere, hardly the need to make many appointments and a beautiful coastline? Sign me up! Sounds like Santa Ynez valley, one of my favorite places to visit. I recently realized after opening a 2014 Rhys Anderson and a 2012 WS Morn...
by Dan Sch
August 21st, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019

Thanks for the write-up. Halcon is a special place, Paul and Jackie are awesome and the wines are fantastic. We did a vertical of the vineyard production of Syrah a couple years back. That drive up the hill makes one appreciate the price point of the wine before you ever take a sip. Brian, Just rea...
by Dan Sch
August 21st, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Calif Pinots/Mostly Drew...(long/boring)
Replies: 18
Views: 1141

Re: TN: Some Calif Pinots/Mostly Drew...(long/boring)

Thanks for the notes Tom. I’ve really liked these wines over the years, and really enjoy the Valenti from Drew (both PN and Syrah). I had the pleasure of a 2011 Morning Dew a couple months ago and it was just phenomenal. A ton of depth and concentration in a “tough” vintage. So my experience matches...
by Dan Sch
August 21st, 2019, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Halcon Vineyards Visit August 2019

First off, a big thanks to Paul for inviting me and fellow berserker Ben M out to Halcon vineyards during our whirlwind one day tasting tour of the Anderson Valley earlier this month! Ben agreed to drive us up from Santa Rosa in his Prius. Turns out a slightly larger-wheeled car would have been the ...
by Dan Sch
August 17th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Turley Fall Release
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Turley Fall Release

I’ve generally really liked Salvador, but recently had one of the 2014s and the fruit tasted stewed/cooked, which I’ve never noticed before. It otherwise tends toward the red fruits more than so comes off quite different to me than the Pesenti/Ueberroth. The two must buys for me are the Library Peti...
by Dan Sch
July 31st, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations
Replies: 45
Views: 2876

Re: Healdsburg winery and restaurant recommendations

Some recent visits... Porter Creek -- Pinot (3 or 4), Chard (2), Syrah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Viogner (1 of each) -- really old vines on the carignane, great people Limerick Lane -- Zin and Syrah Harvest Moon -- some great zin and a lot of other odd lots mixed in, including a sparkling gewurz Not su...
by Dan Sch
July 30th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

Great pictures; they remind me of how I am drawn to this place! I have never been but have a love affair with the wines from AV, and the pictures just reinforce this. It seems like a most beautiful place! Yeah, it is beautiful! But more importantly it’s not overrun with party busses. And just about...
by Dan Sch
July 28th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

Hey Casey, headed up there August 10 (and maybe 11, too) with another berserker. Any chance you'll be around and not too busy? Very sorry Dan, but that's the opening weekend of deer season. My brother and I host a group of 6-7 buddies that weekend which has been going on for over 25 years. Pretty m...
by Dan Sch
July 28th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Report back on a few days in the Jura and Beaujolais
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Report back on a few days in the Jura and Beaujolais

Just back from a week in France where I made good use of a bunch of good advice and promised to report back. First Day: My wife and I were headed to a wedding in the middl-of -owhere Central France, and on the way stopped by the village of Sancerre after taking an all-night flight from D.C. Sancerr...
by Dan Sch
July 27th, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs
Replies: 65
Views: 3044

Re: Tell me what I should be looking for in California besides Cabs

In terms of diversity, Sonoma offers a crazy amount of diversity. The pinned thread on Sonoma County has a ton of good suggestions. I am deficient in my SCM knowledge or experience, but we really like Anderson Valley for both restrained pinots (not every producer) and a fair amount of grape diversit...
by Dan Sch
July 23rd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos

Nice pic of the Apple dryer/Philips Hill tasting room and lavender. I manage that building as it's part of Day Ranch. I think their wines are very good across the board. I sell them Gewurtz, Chard and two different lots of Pinot. Super nice folks who have paid their dues in AV to become solid citiz...
by Dan Sch
July 22nd, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 223
Views: 23433

Re: Washington DC

Himitsu in Petworth: $35 -- really good food, fun and creative Bresca near 14th+T: went twice in the last month, was not charged either time (once for one bottle, once for two bottles). Food is great; almost every dish was very exciting. And for whatever reason, you can actually get a table and the...
by Dan Sch
July 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: Five recent wines

Kevin, If you are limiting it to vintages from 1990 and forward, then in my mind you would have a better case, although I'm not 100% sure the '08 will be better than the '96. But, I think it probably will. Also, I think the '95 is as good or better than the '90. But declaring the '08 to be better t...
by Dan Sch
July 17th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 223
Views: 23433

Re: Washington DC

Himitsu in Petworth: $35 -- really good food, fun and creative Bresca near 14th+T: went twice in the last month, was not charged either time (once for one bottle, once for two bottles). Food is great; almost every dish was very exciting. And for whatever reason, you can actually get a table and the ...
by Dan Sch
July 17th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 57
Views: 2803

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Roark in buellton was great

We really dug the wines at Solminer and Tercero in Los Olivos. Best food we had on the trip was at ember up in arroyo grande.
by Dan Sch
July 14th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3236

Re: Wines of Etna

Another plug here for the etna wines from Alice Bonaccorsi. The etna Bianco and Rosso are both really solid, but we just had her 2007 Crucimonaci a couple weeks ago and it was gorgeous all around. ALso like the Benanti and find their entry level etna Rosso and Bianco to be the best bang for the buck...
by Dan Sch
July 7th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?

Dan, Can't answer all your questions, but the Sept 2018 release letter from Lioco indicated the Demuth Chardonnay vines were ripped out in 2017 and replaced by Pinot. Here is a link to the newsletter from the Lioco archive page and a brief excerpt: " Alas, the Demuth swan song was finally sung in 2...
by Dan Sch
July 6th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?

Just occurred to me now that while KB released a Cerise Pinot, I haven’t seen any demuth chardonnay (or Pinot for that matter) from anyone. I know Lioco made some in the past. Did KB rip it all out? I really liked those wines, both from Knez and Lioco. On a side note, isANYONE still able to buy frui...
by Dan Sch
June 22nd, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyards/wineries being sold
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: Vineyards/wineries being sold

Casey Hartlip wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 6:09 am
Ferrari Carano sold their Lazy Creek venture to the Silver Oak folks. We have a new neighbor to our west.
Hadn’t heard of this one. LCV Pinot was usually a bit too ripe for me, but we really enjoyed the rose of Pinot and their GW every year. Hope they don’t change those up.
by Dan Sch
June 14th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)

This GW sounds very similar to the one Elke made that same year 2013, except that it seems to have a bit more botrytis than you described. Really good stuff! Same wine. We sold those to Elke as shiners. I only have 4 cases of 12 packs left. More than I can drink. Wow there you go. Makes more sense ...
by Dan Sch
June 14th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)

This GW sounds very similar to the one Elke made that same year 2013, except that it seems to have a bit more botrytis than you described. Really good stuff!
by Dan Sch
June 13th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3542
Views: 335848

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

Yeah I’ve done well on the two mystery grabs I’ve made... but I’m averaging one per year, so am pretty picky about which ones I go after.
by Dan Sch
June 6th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

I've seen a lot of recent articles about Pierce's Disease and Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter running roughshod in California and I'm looking for more information on these scourges. I'm particularly concerned about the spread of Pierce's Disease to humans as I'm almost 100% positive I was in a vineyard ...
by Dan Sch
May 31st, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Valley Foothills GW: Toulouse 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Another Valley Foothills GW: Toulouse 2014

Casey Hartlip wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 9:53 am
Thanks Dan. Starting in '18 the PG is from our place too.
Did they replant theirs to PN? Hadn’t heard of this development but I had less time to talk last summer than usual...
by Dan Sch
May 31st, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Valley Foothills GW: Toulouse 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Another Valley Foothills GW: Toulouse 2014

More GW from this awesome Anderson Valley vineyard (way to go Casey). Quite a stylistic difference from the super young, light and floral Phillips Hill from a couple months ago. Here are my thoughts on the Toulouse: Pale Golden and clear. Nose: hefty dose of tropical fruits/guava sneaking through th...
by Dan Sch
May 21st, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two New Solminer Whites...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: TN: Two New Solminer Whites...(short/boring)

I’ve agreed before, but we had the 2016 GV from them about a month ago and it was really great. This came about a week after having tasted a bunch of Fx Pichler and the Solminer was right up there. Went online to buy a case and then remembered I was broke. Maybe next time!
by Dan Sch
May 21st, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

Re: So this premox thing is real?!

just reading about all of the posts on this board on premox was not real to you? SMDH. Thus the first line of my post. And FWIW, I can’t think of a single other bottle of this age that has had the same problem. I’ve had plenty of tired wines that clearly should have been consumed earlier. But this ...
by Dan Sch
May 21st, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sanguis Bossman and Silver Oak AV
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Sanguis Bossman and Silver Oak AV

Willing to ship but prefer DC area pickup

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet
2007 $80
2013 $55

Both for $125

Sanguis Bossman Syrah 2013
$50 (2 available)
by Dan Sch
May 20th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So this premox thing is real?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1255

So this premox thing is real?!

[oops.gif] pileon newhere Admitting failure to trust all of you wiser people here. Thought this issue was being exaggerated but obviously it isn’t... Have to be honest that I haven’t had a ton of white Burgundy and most has been less than 10 years old. But here I am, having had 2 of 3 bottles this p...
by Dan Sch
May 5th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 36
Views: 1306

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

If you can get Lichen Blanc de Noirs from Anderson Valley, it is a really nice California sparkler!
by Dan Sch
April 24th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2544

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

Has anyone tried the 2017 Sanford & Benedict Chard? It's on mailing list release now. I haven't had the S&B Chard for a few vintages, but used to love it. Should I dive back in? I tasted the 15s a few months ago and picked some up. Can’t speak to the 17 but the s and b Chardonnay was my favorite wi...
by Dan Sch
April 24th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phillips Hill Valley Foothills Gewürztraminer 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Thanks..

Great fruit from Casey and the valley foothills vineyard! Green tinged straw and clear. A: rose water and lychee and guava. F: Pear, lemon, Bright acid, minerally cut, moderate length. Really solid GW and a nice value too. Compared to other GW in AV, this sits favorably amongst the crowd. I’d put i...
by Dan Sch
April 24th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phillips Hill Valley Foothills Gewürztraminer 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Phillips Hill Valley Foothills Gewürztraminer 2016

Great fruit from Casey and the valley foothills vineyard! Green tinged straw and clear. A: rose water and lychee and guava. F: Pear, lemon, Bright acid, minerally cut, moderate length. Really solid GW and a nice value too. Compared to other GW in AV, this sits favorably amongst the crowd. I’d put it...
by Dan Sch
April 23rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)
Replies: 31
Views: 2505

Re: CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

Anyone else have a bottle that confused them? I really like the SRH bottling from Sandhi and it hasn’t been that long since I had one. The bottle I had of this tasted a bit all over the place. Had a lot of new oak on the nose and flavors were not focused as I would have expected. I typically get the...
by Dan Sch
April 18th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Copain Pinot Noir Baker Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: TN: 2007 Copain Pinot Noir Baker Ranch (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley)

I am a big fan of AV pinots and Javeb found many of the 2007 wines to have that excessive cherry liqueur and alcoholic heat signature. This was from places that normally were pretty restrained. Glad to hear someone was able to handle it more gently than most!
by Dan Sch
April 8th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2006 Copain Roussanne James Berry Vineyard

We had this same wine out of 750 end of last year and really enjoyed it. Like yours, it took several hours to hit its peak. I got more of a peach and almond combination, but the textural richness was the main event. Got some acid in the end too, just not a whole lot!
by Dan Sch
April 8th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone going to this Saturday's Garagiste Wine Festival "Northern Exposure" tasting in Sonoma?
Replies: 2
Views: 340

Re: Anyone going to this Saturday's Garagiste Wine Festival "Northern Exposure" tasting in Sonoma?

Witching Stick is one of my three favorites from Anderson Valley, and Van is the coolest! Really a fan of his Cerise and Fashauer pinots (and the Valenti Syrah and the dessert zin...)
by Dan Sch
March 12th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Feedback on Itinerary for Trip to Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles
Replies: 24
Views: 1632

Re: Feedback on Itinerary for Trip to Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles

Piling on here to say a Tercero visit is well worth it.

We also thought that Solminer was doing very cool things, and it’s also right there in Los Olivos.
by Dan Sch
March 8th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance
Replies: 19
Views: 1606

2008 Champagne: recommendations to go the distance

Hey all, I’ve not tasted a whole lot of champagnes from 2008, but it seems from most reading to have been a classic vintage. Great news for me, as that’s my wedding year. Looking to build out a case or so of this vintage to save for anniversaries long down the road. So other than the obvious big hou...
by Dan Sch
March 4th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?
Replies: 48
Views: 2204

Re: Favorite US Chenin Blanc?

I’ve really enjoyed the Lo-Fi Jurassic Park and the Roark Chenin Blancs from my trip this past fall. Otherwise Sandlands Amador has been my favorite so far.

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