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by joeduncan
January 2nd, 2020, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2036

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

LOVE that you included strict parameters - works well for a type-A personality. That said...I'm sure people won't follow the rules! 1) 2011 Ridge Monte Bello that Joe Duncan brought to my house for the mini BerserkerFest (double-decanted) 2) Can't remember...will have to do some research 3) The OP'...
by joeduncan
January 2nd, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1685

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

2018 Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé - USA, California (1/2/2020) Phenomenal rose. Salmon colored. Bright and full of energy. Lots of complex floral notes on the nose. Strawberry, apple grapefruit on the palate. Medium length finish. Was also great for the last glass on day 2, no obvious...
by joeduncan
December 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Interest Check: Ravenswood Library Offer in San Diego
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Interest Check: Ravenswood Library Offer in San Diego

Had friends over last night and have done travel coming up so I think it'll be late Jan as the next opportunity. Might just do a mini one around the corner as you say :)
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1685

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

This one's a Syrah, but certainly in a low alcohol style (12.9%). Whole cluster, no oak, acid-driven. There's a thread just on this wine highlighting the controversy with bottle variation, so I figure it counts as hipster: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian Riv...
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)
Replies: 154
Views: 9492

Re: TN: 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

I have to say Torbjorn nailed it for me too. I coravined a glass before realizing that it was a nomacorc so the bottle is open now so I'll see how it evolves over a couple of days. 2017 Pax Syrah Sonoma Hillsides - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (12/26/2019) Definitely not a fl...
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 394
Views: 21905

Re: Ravenswood library offer

1988 Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon Gregory Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley (12/26/2019) Large quantities of thick sediment and the cork broke, but it survived the indignity. Wine was quite bricked, but still had a strong core of acid (surprisingly so, really). It's definite...
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1685

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Found the producer in the late 2000s at San Francisco's Arlequin Wine store when they were pouring some of the wines for a tasting. Started buying their wines again recently and this one is certainly a winner. 13.5% alc, "natural", 98% Cinsault (2% syrah), from the Sierra Foothills in CA. I think i...
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1685

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

Found the producer in the late 2000s at San Francisco's Arlequin Wine store when they were pouring some of the wines for a tasting. Started buying their wines again recently and this one is certainly a winner. 13.5% alc, "natural", 98% Cinsault (2% syrah), from the Sierra Foothills in CA. I think it...
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 1425

Re: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .

I could not coax anything out of our starter wine, a 2011 Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis out of magnum, had a lean, tart profile that I could not get to evolve. Moved on to a few other wines, including a 2010 Ridge Lytton and some Bordeaux. Same thing. Everything tasted tart. I am on antibio...
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you serve at parties?
Replies: 46
Views: 2027

Re: What do you serve at parties?

David Glasser wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Anton, I may be a 5th cousin 4 times removed.
Uh, me too! I need to get in on some of that.

My family here is relatively small and are not huge drinkers, so I'm always looking for excuses to open stuff.
by joeduncan
December 26th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

Apologies for being AWOL most of this week, wrapping up work for the year and Christmas took more of my time than planned! Many thanks to all who contributed to this, especially to those of you who posted photos and/or really pushed their limits (as crazy as David Glasser must be!). I realize in hin...
by joeduncan
December 20th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Michael Fess A+
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Michael Fess A+

Ditto.
by joeduncan
December 20th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 117
Views: 9911

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

2012 Bonny Doon Vineyard Syrah X-Block Bien Nacido Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley (12/20/2019) Definitely a bargain from the Bonny Doon sale. Overall I agree with CabFrancophile's note below. Olive tapenade was the dominant flavor for us, with some dark fruit and herb...
by joeduncan
December 18th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

Great start guys, thanks! I went a bit weird. 2008 La Madrid Bonarda Single Vineyard . Apparently I bought this from K&L many years ago, no idea why. On CT I have the only bottle! Moderate acid, low remaining tannin. A bit too oaky and it's almost got some interesting secondary flavors, but just fal...
by joeduncan
December 18th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: 08 Dom in gift box: $143.99

YLee wrote:
December 18th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Wait. So 144-40% if 6+ bottles?
Surely it's $240 * 0.6 (40% discount). If it's 144 * 0.6, holy crap, I'm going to back up the truck!
by joeduncan
December 18th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Shipping Question- Who is accountable to troubleshoot?

Uh oh, I just had a Garagiste shipment arrive in Troutdale. I wonder how long it'll sit !
by joeduncan
December 17th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

Excellent theme. For the Cellartracker crowd here's a list by variety in your cellar to make it easy. https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp?table=Pivot&Pivot1=MasterVarietal&S1=q Fantastic link, Brig! That makes it much easier to see what I don't have much of, and therefore what I may not be very ...
by joeduncan
December 17th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Outside Your Comfort Zone for Against Malaria Foundation Dec 18-25th

The week runs Dec 18-25 and is hosted by myself. The theme is Outside Your Comfort Zone . The charity will be the Against Malaria Foundation . Against Malaria Foundation: The Against Malaria Foundation purchases and globally distributes long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to protect people aga...
by joeduncan
December 15th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345711

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

KevinK wrote:
December 15th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Just bit on the $189 Napa cab mystery. What could go wrong?

Will report back.
You crazy.
by joeduncan
December 13th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345711

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

Tom O wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 3:48 pm
And sold out before I got home to check it.
There are 4 sellers on wine-searcher at $36-40, so if you really want it it's not too much more.
by joeduncan
December 13th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345711

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

Mark Morrissette wrote:
December 13th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Current offering for La Ca Nova Barbaresco Montestefano 2016 is a heck of a good deal, on what promises to be a heck of a good wine.
I picked up a couple of each.
by joeduncan
December 13th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs
Replies: 29
Views: 2387

Re: ACTION NEEDED - 100% Tariffs

Comments added, thank you.
by joeduncan
December 12th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7421
Views: 460763

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

KevinK wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 10:09 am
Pretty good deal on the La Chapelle, too bad I already have a few of the 2016...
Was only a few $ under WS Pro. But yes, still reasonably good, just not "back up the truck" good :)
by joeduncan
December 12th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7421
Views: 460763

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Wanted the Penfolds RWT but was too slow.
by joeduncan
December 11th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 182
Views: 11440

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I'm going to go with a 60-day 3-rib.
by joeduncan
December 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

So my local storage unit has some cardboard tubes that are 4" in diameter and 37" long. My locker depth however is 33" so I'll probably be cutting these down as I'll be limited to double racking. As much of my collection is German riesling, any ideas what a typical GG bottle height is in inches? Tr...
by joeduncan
December 10th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I did, but they're extremely expensive relative to my current offsite (Seattle Wine Storage) - literally twice the price if I'm doing the math right ($0.39/bottle/month = $4.68/bottle/year for P55 vs. $1.95/bottle/year for 16-case box storage at SWS). I only visit quarterly so labeled boxes aren't ...
by joeduncan
December 9th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

So my local storage unit has some cardboard tubes that are 4" in diameter and 37" long. My locker depth however is 33" so I'll probably be cutting these down as I'll be limited to double racking. As much of my collection is German riesling, any ideas what a typical GG bottle height is in inches? Tr...
by joeduncan
December 9th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Wiring Euros
Replies: 2
Views: 435

Re: Wiring Euros

I did a quick search of this forum before paying some barrel bills to see if anyone had endorsed any particular MO recently. Since I didn't find anything, and I'm tired of getting hosed by Wells Fargo for this service, I took a flyer on Transferwire https://transferwise.com/us . There is some initi...
by joeduncan
December 9th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

So my local storage unit has some cardboard tubes that are 4" in diameter and 37" long. My locker depth however is 33" so I'll probably be cutting these down as I'll be limited to double racking. As much of my collection is German riesling, any ideas what a typical GG bottle height is in inches? Tr...
by joeduncan
December 8th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I'm also intrigued by tubes but am curious about organization. How do you know what wine is where? Seems unruly to number every tube. Maybe row numbers? I do alphanumeric. Rows top to bottom are letters then tubes left to right are numbers. So D6 is 4th row, 6th tube. I don't actually label them as...
by joeduncan
December 8th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

Joe, aside from keeping track, how easy is it to physically reach the back bottle of the three? Like Joel I also just keep a "grabber" in my locker to reach the 3rd bottle. If I don't push them back too far I can sometimes reach with my arm but the grabber is super easy to use so I just use it when...
by joeduncan
December 8th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I was thinking of doing tube, but the more I think of it, the more of a pain it seems to be. I think my tubes would have to be 3 or so bottles deep, and if I can't find what I'm looking for on the outer layer, I have to start digging bottle by bottle and reaching down these long tubes. I think it's...
by joeduncan
December 8th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 1:55 pm
How sturdy are the tubes on the bottom when you’re stacking multiple rows of tubes with full bottles inside?
0.125" thickness tubes that I have are probably overkill for a stack 10 or so rows high. No issue at all
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 7631

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Joe, you I assume got the email yesterday from Scott, telling us he is shutting off the pre-arrival Champagne offers until the idiotic trade thing is resolved. And while it might help my own wallet for a few weeks, I would rather be seeing offers and continuing to lock in bubbly. I am glad he is ab...
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 87
Views: 7631

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

brigcampbell wrote:
December 4th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Scott from Lopa will be participating in Berserkerday 2020

More details coming for you bubble heads.
Scott's already a terrible influence on me. It might cause my wallet to explode!
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1201
Views: 64999

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Please forgive a terribly selfish question, but I'm curious, do these tariffs apply to individuals bringing wine back to the states on personal travel? I have read the thread and appreciate the potential impacts on importers like Dan's, but at what level do they apply? 2 bottles in your luggage? A ...
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345711

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

Any thoughts on the Sonoma Pinot Noir mystery today? No clue. I received a mystery 2018 Wilde Farm Pinot that was similarly described in a recent order, and there’s nothing that says it hasn’t been offered before. But it could be tons of stuff. I'd sworn off mysteries, but this one is pretty entici...
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3589
Views: 345711

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

Any thoughts on the Sonoma Pinot Noir mystery today?
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 9:33 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: 2236

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

Guys, First, thank you so much for participating. Regarding photos, if you do any tiny edit of the photo on your device they will then post properly. Not sure what that’s true, but it is. You're right re: the photos and it's very strange. I edited them as an experiment on my PC, saving multiple rot...
by joeduncan
December 4th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1201
Views: 64999

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

In the case where Champagne gets hit with a 100% tariff, I won't buy a single bottle, and I suspect others will be the same. That'd hit those businesses pretty hard. Less drastically, the existing 25% tariff is still going to reduce consumer demand drastically. It won't mean that the retail price d...
by joeduncan
December 3rd, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2236

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

Continuing the Goodfellow theme from last week's Pinot Noir thread. Went with the sister wine tonight. 2017 Goodfellow Whistling Ridge pinot noir Delicate and subtle, but mid weight still. The wine feels like it's floating in my mouth, not an ounce of heaviness. There's still plenty of flavor though...
by joeduncan
December 3rd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1201
Views: 64999

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Apparently Mr. Trump is unhappy with French decisions regarding taxes on social media companies, and is now threatening to increase the tariff on French wines from 25% to 100%. Bye-bye business. I'll miss you. Wouldn't the tariff affect all importers the same? meaning French wines will cost more, b...
by joeduncan
December 1st, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 5079

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2017 Goodfellow Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir Tasted from a coravin pour over 2.5 hours. More floral than fruit on the nose. Definite cherry palate with a surprising amount of spice. Significant acid and tannin, this has a long time to go. Very interested to see where it is in 5-10 years. 20191201_1717...
by joeduncan
December 1st, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Interest Check: Ravenswood Library Offer in San Diego
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Interest Check: Ravenswood Library Offer in San Diego

Piggybacking on the idea of the dinner being held in NYC, I wanted to see if there was enough interest for a Ravenswood Library Offer dinner in San Diego county. I know a couple of us potentially interested are in North SD county (~Carlsbad), and that also makes it easier for some of the OC people t...
by joeduncan
December 1st, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

Uline was more expensive than a more flexible local tube manufacturer for me (but these manufacturers tend to redirect you to someone close). So, just google around and see who makes them in either FL or SC in your case (or look somewhere like this: https://www.cardboardtubemanufacturers.com/categor...
by joeduncan
December 1st, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1834

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I'm also a huge fan of cardboard tubes, but I go 3 deep (because my storage locker is deep anough to do that, and still have room for a narrowish box in front is really needed, ie. it's really deep!). I actually fit more with cardboard tubes than I fit with boxes, and everything is accessible. I use...

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