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by Dan Sch
June 22nd, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyards/wineries being sold
Replies: 14
Views: 1558

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: 423

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: 423

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: 3431
Views: 303407

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: 646

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: 297

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: 297

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: 112

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: 1141

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: 163

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: 1141

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: 1036

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: 2340

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: 91

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: 91

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: 2276

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: 612

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: 280

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: 304

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: 1321

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: 1420

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: 1897

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.
by Dan Sch
February 19th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .
Replies: 60
Views: 2610

Re: Food and Wine Pairing is Bullsh*t . . .

Having had many pairings and particular tasting menus, but certainly fewer than many here... Komi in DC did it very well and even introduced me to some cool stuff along the way. But a recent visit to Paris demonstrated how poorly it can go. We were at a couple restaurants on back to back nights, and...
by Dan Sch
February 18th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1327

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

Agreed. When I'm tasting with other people though I find that "crushed limestone" or equivalent makes different people think of different smells/tastes/textures. That's fine for an individual's notes for their own reference, but it creates confusion in a group setting. When organizing blind tasting...
by Dan Sch
February 1st, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Z-H Cllrs PinotNoir ValleyFoothillsVnyd '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: TN: Z-H Cllrs PinotNoir ValleyFoothillsVnyd '16...(short/boring)

30 Brix? What the hell were they gonna do with 30 brix pinot?
by Dan Sch
February 1st, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious
Replies: 53
Views: 2845

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious

I’m kind of surprised by this and expect to be fully skewered for it, but we tasted there in October and quite liked everything we tasted. Although the Sandhi CH were my favorites, I really liked the blooms field pinot. So, maybe I wanted it to be good... but my wife, who is obsessively against know...
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek -- Added Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek -- Added Photos

I haven't thought about Harvest Moon in quite a while but I found the winery while driving around the Sonoma Valley area in preparation for opening our wine shop/wine bar back in 2005 (the shop was sold after just a few years in business). The son, Randy Pitts, was very personable and I recall liki...
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?
Replies: 20
Views: 1433

Re: Oh, man, I swallowed but should have spit...Moet & Chandon 2008 Grand Vintage Champagne. Qu'est-ce que?

Just a middle-of-the-road experience for me: 2008 Moët & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Collection - France, Champagne (17/11/2018) NobleRottersSydney - Christmas Lunch 2018 (Noum, Surry Hills, Syndey) : {cork} [Greg] 40% chard, then pinots noir & meunier 37% and 23%. Yeasty nose, with grapefruit ...
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?
Replies: 33
Views: 2098

Re: Does being 25 make me one of the younger members here?

Hi Jordan! I'm 30 - a little older sure but I'd wager still very much on the younger end of the forum. We have so many years of wonderful wines to look forward to! Some of the things you mentioned really resonated so I thought I'd give you a bit of my history here and a bit of what I've learned alo...
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek -- Added Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek

And some photos from Russian River, too: Harvest Moon, January https://photos.smugmug.com/United-States/i-NKVNTFD/0/5632e51d/L/harvestmoonvineyard-L.jpg Vineyard marked online as "Silverado Sonoma", January https://photos.smugmug.com/United-States/i-wC98Kg3/0/9d6ccfed/L/russianrivercovercrop-L.jpg F...
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

A couple of photos here -- Phillips Hill, Roederer Estate view, Fog over Long Meadow Ranch vineyards https://photos.smugmug.com/United-States/i-QT5xVPd/0/76bd29a7/L/phillipshilltastingroom-L.jpg https://photos.smugmug.com/United-States/i-RH9tztw/0/8e277340/L/roederervineyards-L.jpg https://photos.sm...
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 210
Views: 20650

Re: Washington DC

Elle in Mount Pleasant is $25, very accommodating staff and very good food. Pretty laid back place.
by Dan Sch
January 30th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Dan did you visit Roederer? If so what was the experience like? Hi Jason, Roederer was my first ever mailing list membership, so we visit every time we’re out there. You can taste at the very long tasting bar and/or get a glass and head out to the patio. The patio has exceptional views out over the...
by Dan Sch
January 29th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Since nobody has mentioned Lichen in the exhaustive list here so far... Lichen is superb! They do a sparkling Pinot blanc de noirs that I enjoyed even more than my beloved Roederer L'ermitage -- and a pro tip is that Table 128 sells it on the list at the tasting room price! They also do a Pinot Gris...
by Dan Sch
January 29th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek -- Added Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek

David Baum wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 7:44 pm
How can you talk about tasting at Porter Creek with mentioning Paul. That guy is a legend and usually out drinks everyone who stops by to taste
Yeah sorry to have left that out. First time tasting with Paul yesterday, and I could tell instantly that it was going to be a good one!
by Dan Sch
January 28th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes

Thanks Dan. We are heading out there in June. Do you have recommendations lodging? Albert, if you are a no frills type, stay at the Anderson Valley Inn. If you like frills, the Madrones and the Boonville Hotel are great. Also, many good options on the coast up to Mendocino. You MUST eat at boonvill...
by Dan Sch
January 28th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek -- Added Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Sonoma Tasting Notes Harvest moon and Porter Creek -- Added Photos

Porter Creek: These guys are not mentioned a whole lot, but I e tasted there three times now and am always impressed with the quality. The chardonnay and viogner are always spot on, but their old vine Chardonnay is a beauty. REally concentrated but light on its feet. The pinots are all very good, bu...
by Dan Sch
January 28th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anderson Valley Brief Visit and a Few Notes -- Added Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

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

I’ve been going to AV since 2013, and decided to to some bike riding, some wine tasting, and a tiny bit of eating whilst up in Sonoma and Philo! If anyone on here like to ride road bikes I can give you a bunch of great mountain routes! Van is really doing it at Witching Stick. The Fashauer Vineyard ...
by Dan Sch
January 24th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Domestic Pesticide/fungicide- free vegan red&white?
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: US Domestic Pesticide/fungicide- free vegan red&white?

Important to understand that many of the organic options are not what you would consider chemicals. A lot are naturally present microbes, and may not be toxic. So there is a very big difference between conventional pesticides and fungicides versus those allowed in organic production.
by Dan Sch
January 16th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did your tastes in wine change?
Replies: 30
Views: 1191

Re: How did your tastes in wine change?

New member here, still very new to his wine experience, kinda want to see how other people's tastes evolve. When I first started I think I generally liked Napa Cabs, Bordeaux Blends, and Riojas. I was a big fan of those rich, lush, vanilla/oaky/tobacco flavors in a wine. Almost didn't care for whit...
by Dan Sch
January 6th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Burgundy worth buying at Total Wine for 20% off?
Replies: 30
Views: 2275

Re: Any Burgundy worth buying at Total Wine for 20% off?

Thanks for the responses. I'm in Washington DC area and work in Virginia so I'm near the McLean, Springfield, Ballston and Landmark stores. Since you're in DC...You'd do much better to check out Weygandt Wines in Cleveland Park and their selection of 2013/14 Burgundy -- some great prices at the mom...
by Dan Sch
January 6th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 M Plouzeau Clos de Maulevrier Touraine 'Ante Phylloxera' Franc de Pied
Replies: 28
Views: 945

Re: TN: 2015 M Plouzeau Clos de Maulevrier Touraine 'Ante Phylloxera' Franc de Pied

Cool note and good to hear other people like his stuff! I have really enjoyed all of his Chinons but haven't tried this vintage of the FDP as of yet.
by Dan Sch
January 3rd, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?
Replies: 30
Views: 978

Re: Why doesn’t Liebfraumilch impress me...ever?

Michael Martin wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 4:13 pm
I have yet to find my “holy hell” moment with these. Maybe someone could point me in the direction of one that will.

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Sick burn, bro! I'm flattered.
by Dan Sch
December 29th, 2018, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1704

Re: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

[/quote] Larry, this is really the reasoning behind it. All of my friends who care about wine are into cabs in one of their forms, whether it be the Cali stuff or So we can calibrate better, what wines have made you say wow? [/quote] A great number of wines. An 1994 Barolo (forget producer), Bonacor...
by Dan Sch
December 29th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1704

Re: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

A lot of wine tasting/drinking disappointments have to do with our own expectations. We set a bar, rather than just letting the wine come to us as it is. Cabernet has a reputation as a wine to blow people away. That puts the wine in a tough spot. Not all Cabernet Sauvignon is going to do that, even...
by Dan Sch
December 29th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1704

Re: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

I think the point here is that this variety - and in combination with other Bordeaux varieties - is by far the most widely consumed and talked about variety here in the US and arguably around the world. It dominates discussions of both wine geeks and casual wine drinkers alike, and when folks are '...
by Dan Sch
December 28th, 2018, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1704

Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

No claims to be the all time tasting champion, and most of you probably have a lot more experience than me. I've run the gamut in terms of styles and locations, old world and new, north and south hemispheres...I've had many that I thought were really nice until I saw the price. But even still, none ...
by Dan Sch
December 27th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Finalize Wine/Food New Years'Eve Pairing
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Help Finalize Wine/Food New Years'Eve Pairing

Not an expert on the various producers, but you have plenty of Burgundy that would seem to jive well. Enjoy!
by Dan Sch
December 26th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Finalize Wine/Food New Years'Eve Pairing
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Help Finalize Wine/Food New Years'Eve Pairing

Regarding the sweetbreads, we had them two consecutive nights recently in Paris. First night had Lapierre Morgon and it was great Second night had a classic northern Rhône Syrah as paired by the restaurant and were terribly disappointed by the pairing. All that to say that the burgundy and Beaujolai...

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