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by Todd Hamina
September 20th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15
Replies: 121
Views: 6169

Re: Post-IPNC Oregon Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, 2008 Vintage, 7/27/15

This is a very generous offer Christopher.
by Todd Hamina
September 18th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: Looks like a lot of rainy cool weather in the Willamette Valley

We have had a nice bit of cluster cleaning from a dusty summer. Apparently we could get a bit more rain and then it'll dry back out for a spell. I think we can make it into October before getting busy. This is almost like old times.
by Todd Hamina
September 15th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: Metayage

Hopefully.
by Todd Hamina
September 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: Metayage

It appears to be well thought out: http://www.ardeaseal.com/gb/tecnologia-garanzia.html
by Todd Hamina
September 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version
Replies: 38
Views: 1193

Re: Little Things Mean a Lot - the Travel Version

A billiard ball, and a sturdy sock with which to swing it.
by Todd Hamina
September 9th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 17 CA/ OR Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Blind tasting of 17 CA/ OR Pinot Noir

Glad you enjoyed the Tribute.
by Todd Hamina
September 9th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Food in Willamette.
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Food in Willamette.

Red Hills Kitchen in the Atticus Hotel
The 411
Tina's


Disclaimer: all my accounts
by Todd Hamina
September 8th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Looking for dining recos in Toulouse, Marseille and Genoa
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Looking for dining recos in Toulouse, Marseille and Genoa

You people know everything, so thanks in advance. Our daughter will finish off a quarter in Lacoste studying and we are meeting her and traveling to Rome. There are plenty threads for Rome... any and all recommendations are appreciated. We are going in November. Thanks.
by Todd Hamina
September 7th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of 17 CA/ OR Pinot Noir
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Blind tasting of 17 CA/ OR Pinot Noir

Nice line up.
by Todd Hamina
September 5th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5032

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

Jeff,
They use two vineyards, Meredith Mitchell and Hirschy, which provides them with Pinot soley utilizing Pommard clone. So leans restrained, but there's depth and power. Some whole cluster, and no new oak.
by Todd Hamina
September 5th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5032

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

This is a really helpful thread. Has anyone tried SchoneTal and Prive? Note: I tend to buy/drink Cameron, Goodfellow, Walter Scott, Evesham Wood and Kelley Fox. (Never tried Thomas but hope to change that going forward and may have to put that in the other thread) I have tried every vintage of Scho...
by Todd Hamina
August 28th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Vancouver recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1089

Re: Vancouver recommendations

Anybody?
by Todd Hamina
August 27th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

He's a genius. It's hot enough to bake them all, but it won't matter.
by Todd Hamina
August 22nd, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

I believe you.
by Todd Hamina
August 22nd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

Marcus, don't forget the bit about us then shorting your order and subbing it out with different fruit... It's funny now, but for me coming from five vintages at Patton Valley (where we shared the vineyard crew with Beaux Freres) which always came off with impeccable precision. Then switching to the...
by Todd Hamina
August 22nd, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

It's easier to pick early if you know that the fruit will visit the destemmer. If you are going to whole cluster ferment, then you have to wait for the seeds to ripen. And then ignore every number you measure.
by Todd Hamina
August 21st, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

The fat lady still has to sing Ron.
by Todd Hamina
August 20th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

I did my utmost to slow the picking decision in 06 at Maysara, and then fermented in any vessel that I could find. Total shit show
by Todd Hamina
August 20th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

I always think I'm an appropriate picker.
by Todd Hamina
August 20th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

Guess I'm a late picker...
by Todd Hamina
August 20th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

So I down played the powdery mildew problem that's true. Some people are getting their asses handed to them out of bad luck, misfortune and mismanagement...
by Todd Hamina
August 19th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon 2019 growing season update?
Replies: 30
Views: 1761

Re: Oregon 2019 growing season update?

Cooler than the last few years. Muggy, some folks have battled powdery mildew. Set is slightly less than previous recent vintages. Harvest looks like late September...
by Todd Hamina
August 16th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 36
Views: 1445

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

There's a Chinese place called Confucious our friend took us to, and initially I was thinking "oh boy, bad Chinese on the beach". Much to my surprise the owners were from Changsha, Hunan where I'd lived for a year. Flavors from the homeland baby, so good. I would go back in a heart beat. Get the gre...
by Todd Hamina
August 16th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 347
Views: 21394

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I have to say (first time posting on this thread) that a very delicious sounding review just landed for the 2017 Biggio Hamina Rose Pinot Noir Ella Claygate Vineyard! Sounds positively tasty: "Deep bright-hued orange. Potent red berry, blood orange, rose pastille and exotic spice qualities on the d...
by Todd Hamina
August 15th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 347
Views: 21394

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 8:57 pm
There’s always room here for Todd here, but a B-H thread would be cool.
I almost feel bad that I told you to mange merde mon frère...
by Todd Hamina
August 14th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5032

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

MitchTallan wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 10:45 am
What bothers me is that it must make the handful of top producers who participate on this board feel very uneasy each time this kind of question gets asked-they are damned if they say something and damned if they don't.
True, but a wise man once said joke them if...
by Todd Hamina
August 14th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5032

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Charlie, I wish it was all like that with the compliments, but it isn't. Marcus is just a prince amongst us. There are some very shallow people taking up the reins here in OR... and the bullshit is insidious.
by Todd Hamina
August 14th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5032

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

SchöneTal, Claygate, Gypsy Dancer.

Disclosure: I make them, but they don't have my signature as they're made for the client.
by Todd Hamina
August 12th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

If you stay at the pastry ranch, Jim could drive you around perhaps. He makes airport runs too.
by Todd Hamina
August 11th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1987 Yamhill Valley Pinot salamanzar!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 622

Re: 1987 Yamhill Valley Pinot salamanzar!!!!

Have a party. Roast a pig. Good luck.
by Todd Hamina
August 7th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Sunriver/Bend OR recommendations?

Tratoria Sbandati.
by Todd Hamina
August 6th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

I would never dissuade you from getting your yurt on.
by Todd Hamina
August 6th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

You could stay here... https://pastryranch.wordpress.com/
by Todd Hamina
August 5th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: 24 Hours In Oregon Wine Country

Tough call. But if you can get out of PDX quickly and head straight to Mac (but plan on 90-120 minute drive). See me first?, then park in McMinnville proper so you could walk to Goodfellow, Heater Allen, dining etc and it will all work out fine.
by Todd Hamina
August 2nd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

There is no extra labor... And in terms of quality, the latest reviews from Vinous for wines I'm responsible for (BHC, Claygate, Gypsy Dancer, SchöneTal): 5x 94's, 5x 93's, 4x 92's, 1x91. These were mainly 16's and a couple 15's. There's room for improvement, sure. I'll stick by everything I've stat...
by Todd Hamina
August 2nd, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

That's the same old machine Marcus. I love it.
by Todd Hamina
August 1st, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

Oh, I switched back to cork from screwcapping. No reason to fix the busted vacuum motor on my old bottling line. So I didn't. It's been nine years now, so far so good. Plus I'm not a reductive styled producer, so a little air ain't no thang. And on a completely unrelated point, I often wonder if an ...
by Todd Hamina
August 1st, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

I am in no way offended in any way shape or form.
by Todd Hamina
August 1st, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

Lutte raisonnée is the best term...
by Todd Hamina
August 1st, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

Ian, when your model strips it all down. You strip it all down. I like the results. And I like everything thing about 0/0. I hated cleaning filters, so I didn't buy one. I was very fortunate to learn from Gary Andrus seriously sound cellar work (this was post microbial disaster at Pine Ridge). So le...
by Todd Hamina
August 1st, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

In truth I should embrace the word. At BHC we do spontaneous ferments, uninoculated full malos, no heat, cold or protein stabilisation, no filtration, total SO2'S between 50 and 80ppm, don't use inert gases at all, nor do we use a vacuum at bottling. But I sweat in my boots getting this done. Natura...
by Todd Hamina
July 30th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

My pleasure. Hope you had a fine time.
by Todd Hamina
July 30th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2480

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Anderson for the win.
by Todd Hamina
July 30th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Biggio Hamina Summer Special Sixer
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Biggio Hamina Summer Special Sixer

I hope everyone is having a great summer. Here's an offer: 2 bottles of 2016 Kiona vineyard Sangiovese 2 bottles of 2016 Claygate vineyard Pinot noir 2 bottles of 2017 Noel vineyard Pinot noir The regular retail value is $280 ($50x4, $40x2). My offer is $216 and free shipping. If you are interested ...
by Todd Hamina
July 29th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3092

Re: All Natural Wine

It's all good Bruce. I love the notion of Natural wine. I just can't stand the term.

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