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by Adam Frisch
September 24th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1180

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

Dammit, I've spent my whole life looking for smoke notes in wines! I'll grab it! neener
by Adam Frisch
September 23rd, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?
Replies: 25
Views: 947

Re: Riesling geeks, what glassware do you use?

I'm in love with the Rona Malmo 21oz, bought through Kimura. Use them for everything. And they're about half the price of Zalto.


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by Adam Frisch
September 22nd, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: JasonHaas Blog: Syrah's Wild Ride in Calif....

Well, this is the second year I take all the fruit from the tiny "Mettler block" in Lodi, now the Knowles Vineyard. This was smuggled in as suitcase cuttings from Australian Syrah plantings and planted late 60's. I knew for sure they were the oldest Syrah in Lodi, but with this article I'm thinking ...
by Adam Frisch
September 22nd, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple of fancy-schmancy PN's: Ceritas, Patricia Green, Failla
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Couple of fancy-schmancy PN's: Ceritas, Patricia Green, Failla

The Ceritas was probably about a year old by then. I was surprised at how good it showed. New World climate has its perks: pop and pour or age - your choice!

BTW, just got the new allocation/offer from Ceritas and although I don't love their pricing, it's an easy buy.
by Adam Frisch
September 22nd, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Tatomer Riesling Steinhugel (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: TN: 2018 Tatomer Riesling Steinhugel (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley)

Had it tonight with some Japanese and somehow it really hit the spot. Yes, still a bit sweet for me, but everything else was firing nicely. I'd rate this 91pts tonight. My wife loved it, too.
by Adam Frisch
September 22nd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: TN: 2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine

You were right, Brian. Three out of three were marsala. They're sending me 6 new bottles from another vintage.
by Adam Frisch
September 22nd, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine
Replies: 26
Views: 1298

Re: Robert Dentice - German Wine's Radical Love Machine

Cool! Great stuff! champagne.gif

I have greatest admiration for his knowledge and helpfulness. And he's always nice to everyone on the boards, which I greatly respect.
by Adam Frisch
September 22nd, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Couple of fancy-schmancy PN's: Ceritas, Patricia Green, Failla
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Couple of fancy-schmancy PN's: Ceritas, Patricia Green, Failla

I've not drunk that much PN recently, but our fellow hunkering-down neighbors invited us for a roasted chicken and I thought it was a good opportunity to dig a little deeper and get some nice ones out. Started with the 2018 Ceritas Elliott and followed that with the 2018 Patricia Green Lia's Vineyar...
by Adam Frisch
September 20th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 29188

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

After heat spike it seems like sugars are staying put and recovering and in some instances even regressing slightly, so the crazy projected rush is now leveling out and it looks like it will spread out over October a bit more evenly. I'm much less than halfway through, but it's already been an exhau...
by Adam Frisch
September 20th, 2020, 1:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 307

TN: 2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard

2018 Ceritas Chardonnay Charles Heintz Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (9/20/2020) My wife knows when I've had a rough day, and this was on counter when I got in the door to accompany dinner. Lean Chard - I think their Zephyr has the edge with its apple/malic Riesling-esqe v...
by Adam Frisch
September 18th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: TN: 2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine

Could be. Bit unusual, yes. I'll see what the next bottle does.
by Adam Frisch
September 17th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Release Wednesday 9/16
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Ferren Release Wednesday 9/16

Ron F r e e d wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 9:02 pm

But never tried?
Never tried. Never see them in shops, either.
by Adam Frisch
September 17th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine
Replies: 4
Views: 191

TN: 2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine

2014 Stellina Zinfandel Old Vine - USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi (9/17/2020) Part of my expansion into the old school Lodi Zin's. On pour, I can immediately tell it's pretty heavily bricking. And sure enough, it's got those raisin notes, no fresh fruit and comes across almost like an Amaron...
by Adam Frisch
September 16th, 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ferren Release Wednesday 9/16
Replies: 17
Views: 903

Re: Ferren Release Wednesday 9/16

Always been curious about Ferren. I like what I've heard.
by Adam Frisch
September 10th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Stonum Zinfandel VII Estate (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 1
Views: 93

TN: 2016 Stonum Zinfandel VII Estate (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

2016 Stonum Zinfandel VII Estate - USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi (9/10/2020) One of the Lodi Zin's I got recommended by somm/guru Randy Caporoso as being on the less extracted spectrum. And I can see where he's coming from, especially after a little decant. You can tell this is a more exten...
by Adam Frisch
September 10th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stirm Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Stirm Wine

Ryan Stirm top guy. He makes great wines. And the Riesling I had was dry, even in my book.

And every Cab Pfeffer I've ever had has been great. I've been trying to get some of the Enz and Wirz fruit for 2 years, but have had no luck yet.
by Adam Frisch
September 10th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Attic Salt Wine Company Mondial
Replies: 1
Views: 114

TN: 2018 Attic Salt Wine Company Mondial

2018 Attic Salt Wine Company Mondial - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (9/10/2020) Straddles that fine line between an extracted, bigger white and something light on its feet with great acidity. I get some of those slight Chardonnay vibes from this, although not in an oaky way. 50...
by Adam Frisch
September 10th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11468

Re: Wait list times

The Pavlovian in me wonders - do you like the wines because you had to wait so long for them? [stirthepothal.gif]
by Adam Frisch
September 9th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wait list times
Replies: 134
Views: 11468

Re: Wait list times

Ceritas about 1 year.

Anyone know Arnot-Roberts?
Enfield?
by Adam Frisch
September 9th, 2020, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9750

Re: Fires-Oregon

Scary times. The year that keeps on giving. Stay safe.
by Adam Frisch
September 8th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66039

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Outdoor space is very nice. Pizzas pretty good, not quite like Naples - the one here uses cow's milk mozzarella instead of bufala. And if I may nitpick, the dough was slightly undercooked. But now that I know how they roll, I can probably ask for 1min more hang time, next time around. It's funny. W...
by Adam Frisch
September 7th, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66039

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Been meaning to try forever, but just finally had L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele as a takeaway. As far as I understand, this is the first ever satellite of the famous da Michele pizzeria in Naples (which claim to be the birth place of pizza, pretty much). Contrary to that one, who only serve Margherit...
by Adam Frisch
September 7th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 29188

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I looked up from the macro I was leafing a few nights ago to see one of my guys (hardest worker, worst picker) preparing to consolidate a couple picking lugs by stomping on the grapes in one lug to create more room. Needless to say, we had to review some of the basics on fruit handling. [wow.gif]
by Adam Frisch
September 6th, 2020, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: New Release Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards
Replies: 9
Views: 943

Re: TN: New Release Zinfandel from Ridge Vineyards

I got to say, I get 36 month aged American from Nadalie and their Symphony series and they're very subtle. Aging really mellows the wood. None of that dill or coconut stuff going on. I really don't think American oak deserves the stigma that's attached - you can do such nice and subtle additions to ...
by Adam Frisch
September 5th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 29188

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Something winemakers don't like to talk about: pH's on fruit I've gotten so far has been high across the board. Even at 20.8 Brix on my Flame Tokay, the pH was almost 3.8. So the heat will for sure make for a bigger acid correction year for most producers. [whistle.gif] [truce.gif]
by Adam Frisch
September 4th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A good guide to Lodi Zinfandel
Replies: 1
Views: 337

A good guide to Lodi Zinfandel

Randy Caporoso, who is like a wine write Nestor for Lodi and knows everybody and everyone, wrote a good article about finding the various Zinfandel styles of the region. Obviously, Lodi has a reputation for bigness, but there are a lot of subtle producers there as well. He guides us through the styl...
by Adam Frisch
September 3rd, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 51
Views: 4779

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Thanks Max. What's BQR? newhere
by Adam Frisch
September 3rd, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 51
Views: 4779

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

And I can now ship to Oklahoma.
by Adam Frisch
September 3rd, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Heron Lake Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Heron Lake Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:20 am

I would not go quite that far, but it's a proper level of acidity to produce a bright, rather than supple, wine.

There's no RS though! ;)
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Seem hard to get your hands on, Enfield. I signed up to their list recently, so will see how long before I'm in.
by Adam Frisch
August 31st, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Attic Salt Wine Company Siteseer
Replies: 2
Views: 213

TN: 2017 Attic Salt Wine Company Siteseer

2017 Attic Salt Wine Company Siteseer - USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley (8/29/2020) This is the new venture from winemaker Rob DaFoe of cult Cab Tanner-DaFoe fame, and Jason Tulley. Rob was winemaker at Rake and Brick Barn in Santa Ynez as well. A wall of fruit on the nose. At fir...
by Adam Frisch
August 31st, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Heron Lake Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: TN: 2018 Enfield Wine Co. Chardonnay Heron Lake Vineyard

Sounds like a Chardonnay up my straße. Is the acid Riesling-esque?
by Adam Frisch
August 31st, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 29188

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

After the crazy early rise in sugars, I agree, they seem to be slightly slowing down/recovering from heat. I was very stressed out thinking it would all have to be a mad dash to bring it in at same time, but now I can see it will spread out a little bit better. My facility is so small, so if it all ...
by Adam Frisch
August 30th, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 51
Views: 4779

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

Wines can now also be bought on K&L Wine's website and in their Redwood City shop.
by Adam Frisch
August 30th, 2020, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California
Replies: 176
Views: 11811

Re: Top 5 pinot noir wines from California

Some of the newer producers I think make interesting PN's:

Ceritas has been mentioned many times. Lioco a few times. But no mention of Dragonette and Tyler - very good stuff. I also think Paul Lato belongs.
by Adam Frisch
August 23rd, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 502
Views: 29188

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I'm scrambling. Just moved into my new space in July and was not at all prepared for it being this early. It's screwing everything up. I think the whole harvest will be a huge uphill battle. And it will have stylistic effects when sugar levels jump 2 points in a week etc. Hard to keep up.
by Adam Frisch
August 20th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AlderYarrow: Unsung Urban Wine Hero
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: AlderYarrow: Unsung Urban Wine Hero

Nice one, Ken!
by Adam Frisch
August 19th, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7699

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

Not again. Seems like the Lake Hughes fire down here in SoCal was a premonition of bad things to come - and eclipse. Stay safe out there!
by Adam Frisch
August 16th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Heritage blends: general advice around drinking window?
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Bedrock Heritage blends: general advice around drinking window?

I will put in a vote for Bedrock, Bedrock Heritage as best year over year. I would agree - it's consistently great. But this was also amazing. One thing Bedrock nerds out on is the description of the soils and geography on the back of the labels, but here not a mention of what varieties goes into t...
by Adam Frisch
August 16th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Heritage blends: general advice around drinking window?
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Bedrock Heritage blends: general advice around drinking window?

2018 Evangelho Heritage tonight. Didn't really decant much, what can I say? Chalky, grippy, inky, almost some bitter chocolate notes. Amazingly good.
by Adam Frisch
August 16th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 341
Views: 25686

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Thanks Wes. I would like to pick on acid, but it's not feasible when I'm so far away. Here the estates and the producers that get their fruit locally have an advantage.
by Adam Frisch
August 16th, 2020, 1:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)
Replies: 54
Views: 7102

Re: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)

Got it, too. Honestly, very little info, but they wax poetic about philosophies and high visions. Not sure what they'll cost, but I'm sure it will be too much.

But I did buy Mascot early summer only because it was just at my deal breaker cutoff, $100/bottle. They have not arrived yet.
by Adam Frisch
August 15th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 19
Views: 2227

Re: New York City hotels

I really like The Ludlow boutique hotel. Great little restaurant in it, too. More uptown I did like staying at the Gramercy. Further downtown, me and my wife stayed in The Beekman when it had just been opened, and it was a great stay. When I pay myself and am on a tight budget, The Jane is always go...
by Adam Frisch
August 15th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 2
Views: 605

TN: 2018 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge

2018 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (8/15/2020) I was too many drinks in to do a serious tasting and take scholarly notes, but I can tell you this was excellent. And as I recall, a pretty inexpensive bottle as well from PGC. That...
by Adam Frisch
August 15th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 341
Views: 25686

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Good for you! I figured you were looking to produce a zin given some of the past 'fact finding' threads you started on the grape. Hope it goes well! Thanks! There's a considerable fraction of winemakers who think that Zin is just not a good performer below a certain sugar level. That it only comes ...
by Adam Frisch
August 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 341
Views: 25686

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Thanks Matt, Al. Yeah, it's gona be 104 in the week, apparently. I'm trying to get it in mid-week or as soon as I can. But honestly, wasn't prepared for it to be this early, so scrambling a bit to get my ducks in a row.
by Adam Frisch
August 13th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 341
Views: 25686

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

My lips are sealed, but a variety that starts with a Z. [wink.gif]

And what's interesting is that it's ready to pick already, pretty much. I don't have tons of of harvests under my belt, but that's the earliest I've ever picked anything so far, even whites. Just one of those early years, it seems.
by Adam Frisch
August 13th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

I liked the 2017 but bought the Hudson in 2018.....and didn't care for it. 2018 may be the last year for Hudson by Failla. My only criticism of Failla is that he's doing so many wines now that it is hard to track them over time. Oregon is now in the mix, too. He even mentioned that on his weekly vi...
by Adam Frisch
August 12th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage
Replies: 341
Views: 25686

Re: Contra Costa County Wine Heritage

Just signed to take some fruit from Sandy Lane, so it's not sold or gone yet. 130 year old vines.
by Adam Frisch
August 11th, 2020, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)
Replies: 4
Views: 404

TN: 2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard (USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville)

2018 Failla Chardonnay Haynes Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville (8/11/2020) Apple notes on the nose, almost like a Riesling. Then on to a bit of that and lemon cake/curd on palate. Pretty big style, but still very focused. A great mid and good finish, so somewhere between a lean ...

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