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by Todd Hamina
June 27th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Garlic Stems?

When I lived in Changsha, Hunan PRC our cook would loosely chop them and the wok them up with garlic and red pepper flakes. Hot and delicious.
by Todd Hamina
June 22nd, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Youngberg Hill Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: TN: 2014 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Youngberg Hill Vineyard

There are a handful of cases left of this wine. For me there is no summer shipping (historically), so I will be putting an offering together in September. Then just wait on the weather. Thanks for the kind words.
by Todd Hamina
June 21st, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Youngberg Hill Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: TN: 2014 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Youngberg Hill Vineyard

Thanks Adam. This wine is 50% whole cluster, no new oak, and a field blend of Pommard and Wadenswil planted into a mix of volcanic and marine sedimentary soils. For those of you up to speed on Youngberg Hill, it's Natalie's block. - the photo is a straight up pic of the entry level WVPN which in 201...
by Todd Hamina
June 20th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhône white wines
Replies: 36
Views: 1135

Re: Rhône white wines

Josh Raynolds just wrote them up in May over at Vinous.
by Todd Hamina
June 19th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: TN: 1993 Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Jim Anderson wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Still a Ken Wright wine back then.
+1 the early 90's Ken wines from DS and PC were very beautiful efforts.
by Todd Hamina
June 16th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 1083

Re: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!

Brian Glas wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 10:14 am
Patrick T a y l o r wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 8:18 am
Be on the lookout for the 2007 vintage. It was particularly shitty.
Agreed. I had a 2007 Biggio Hamina Deux Vert last week that was very nice. Bob Wood would have approved.
Shitty is what I do.
by Todd Hamina
June 15th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Biggio Hamina Cellars Sangiovese Kiona Vineyard (USA, Washington)
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: TN: 2016 Biggio Hamina Cellars Sangiovese Kiona Vineyard (USA, Washington)

Thanks Gents, I tried not to lean into this wine too much. 20% whole cluster, 42 days in the fermenter, 22 months in neutral (old) barrels, spontaneous primary and secondary ferments, unfiltered and racked once for bottling. So, the usual...
by Todd Hamina
June 13th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12002
Views: 447775

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Vikrant Rachakonda wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 6:22 pm
2010 stony hill chardonnay; lemon/peach/melon notes on the nose made me think this was going to be a big, rich Chardonnay, but instead this was very restrained and crisp on the palate. What a lovely wine!
I have always been surprised at how consistently delicious these wines deliver.
by Todd Hamina
June 5th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw cap Le Pin
Replies: 16
Views: 1509

Re: Screw cap Le Pin

There's a bunch of different thinking that goes into making a wine for each closure. Apples and oranges...
by Todd Hamina
May 31st, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s In The Bottle Echezeaux or Grand Echezeaux?
Replies: 17
Views: 1486

Re: What’s In The Bottle Echezeaux or Grand Echezeaux?

Ran out of Echezeaux corks. Finish the run with the GE corks...
by Todd Hamina
May 30th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Maurice Écard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: TN: 2015 Maurice Écard Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons

Good discovery. My thought has always been that you'll find tasty wine at nice prices in Savigny-les-Beaune. This Ecard generation is doing nice work too.
by Todd Hamina
May 26th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Mystery Box
Replies: 36
Views: 3567

Re: Mystery Box

I have enough older single vineyard Pinot to make three more six packs of the "older Mystery Box" variety. $265 and I will ship in the Fall. Thanks.
by Todd Hamina
May 18th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening
Replies: 29
Views: 2198

Re: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening

BHC will open in June by appointment for small groups only. There were many people out and about this weekend, and reports that they were from counties not yet open. I can wait.
by Todd Hamina
May 12th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Biggio Hamina Claygate Vnd Pinot Noir
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: TN: 2015 Biggio Hamina Claygate Vnd Pinot Noir

2015 was a very warm year, and this wine was completely destemmed so there was no way the stems were going to help refine this beast. I don't mind that because I feel it showcases what that year gave us. And really that is what I like to do, let the year shine through. This vineyard on marine sedime...
by Todd Hamina
May 5th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Not So New Whites, Pinks, and an Orange
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Biggio Hamina Not So New Whites, Pinks, and an Orange

Also, with the exception of the the 2012 Sunnyside Riesling and the 2017 Andreas Gewürztraminer which are under cork, the rest of the wines are screwcapped.
by Todd Hamina
May 5th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Not So New Whites, Pinks, and an Orange
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Biggio Hamina Not So New Whites, Pinks, and an Orange

Sure, pm me your number and I will call you.
by Todd Hamina
May 5th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Not So New Whites, Pinks, and an Orange
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Biggio Hamina Not So New Whites, Pinks, and an Orange

For this next installment of wines for sale we have whites and pinks. If you think about red wine making we spent lots of time coaxing all the goodness from the skins. The opposite is true, seemingly, with white wine making. But what if you had questions about this process? What if you started playi...
by Todd Hamina
May 5th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Glad you were able to make a nice home for these Dennis.
by Todd Hamina
May 4th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Savannah restaurant recs
Replies: 24
Views: 1709

Re: Savannah restaurant recs

My daughter goes to SCAD and this board reco'd The Grey a few years ago. It does not disappoint. I eat there every visit, which pleases the kid.

Zunzi's, and Vinnie Van Go-go's too.

The Original Pinkie Masters is a nice sh!t bar as well.
by Todd Hamina
May 1st, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!

There's a case left. Ish.
by Todd Hamina
April 30th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!

Thanks everyone. If you have any questions, just let me know.
by Todd Hamina
April 30th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Mystery Box
Replies: 36
Views: 3567

Re: Mystery Box

I am supposed to have some cold chain shipping in place by mid May (but it gets consolidated, so takes 14-21 days).
by Todd Hamina
April 29th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: The latest Biggio Hamina BQR offering is a PICK SIX.
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Re: The latest Biggio Hamina BQR offering is a PICK SIX.

Make it a case for $500.

Swap in a 12 or 17 Caroline and the price is $320 for the Sixer, $615 if you double it to make a case. And that right there is a deal.
by Todd Hamina
April 29th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: The latest Biggio Hamina BQR offering is a PICK SIX.
Replies: 1
Views: 327

The latest Biggio Hamina BQR offering is a PICK SIX.

Here's the latest offering, it's all Pinot unless you want Sangiovese. $265 for the 6er with free shipping. Pick six, yep, you pick the six you want. All Single Vineyard. Mix and match to your hearts content, or all of one wine, it's your choice: 2007 Deux Vert 2007 Momtazi 2009 Deux Vert 2013 Old F...
by Todd Hamina
April 29th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!

Chris, I'll answer this q for everybody. 2007 Momtazi is in a very nice spot right now and I suspect that will continue for another 4 years. Is this a twenty year wine? I don't know, but it has the stuffing and should remain interesting for awhile longer. The 2010 Deux Vert is just coming into its o...
by Todd Hamina
April 28th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!

Well, there are single vineyard PN's from 2007 (Deux Vert & Momtazi) that I can put in a mixed vintage 6er for $265 for those who are interested. There's 07, 08, 09, 10, 13 Old Farm, 14-17 to chose from. I'm pretty flexible these days.
by Todd Hamina
April 27th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!
Replies: 15
Views: 682

Re: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!

I'm here to help.
by Todd Hamina
April 27th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: TN: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

You cleaned us out Dennis. Thanks.
by Todd Hamina
April 26th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with tacos al pastor?
Replies: 45
Views: 1583

Re: Pairing with tacos al pastor?

Patty Green Muscat is the obvious choice.
by Todd Hamina
April 24th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Mystery Box
Replies: 36
Views: 3567

Re: Mystery Box

Alright, new addition... you can pick a couple of vintages that you would like in the box (as of 4/24/2020).
by Todd Hamina
April 24th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Ahurani (Momtazi) Pinot Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: TN: 2016 Kelley Fox Ahurani (Momtazi) Pinot Noir

Kelley Fox and Volnay
by Todd Hamina
April 22nd, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 504
Views: 43714

Re: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

Good deal. To answer your question about the label inspiration, we gave our graphic designer two pieces to work with:
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Nicolas Potel's label and our wedding cake.
by Todd Hamina
April 22nd, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2178

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - A FEW LEFT!!!

And get ready for the older whites offer coming up later this week or next week. I am vetting candidates currently. Todd, that sounds great. I just got my wines and thank you for all the years...I think I got at least one wine from 07,08,09,11,13, and 15! Quick question, any drinking order recommen...
by Todd Hamina
April 22nd, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2178

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - A FEW LEFT!!!

And get ready for the older whites offer coming up later this week or next week. I am vetting candidates currently.
by Todd Hamina
April 22nd, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2178

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - A FEW LEFT!!!

Thanks Matt, there's now 5 & 13.
by Todd Hamina
April 21st, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina 3 ways
Replies: 17
Views: 1926

Re: Biggio Hamina 3 ways

I can still make lots of these Mystery Boxes, 17's and Freshies, and include SV's from 07,08,09 as well as other fun stuff in the Mystery Box. Thanks.
by Todd Hamina
April 21st, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2178

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - A FEW LEFT!!!

11 of the 07's, and 19 of the 11's left. I'll do three and three until the 07's are gone. Then two and four, then 0 and 6. Thanks again!
by Todd Hamina
April 21st, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 504
Views: 43714

Re: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

Bill Mauger wrote:
April 21st, 2020, 9:48 am
Thanks Todd! Interesting the correlation to stem inclusion but perhaps the Dundee Hills AVA seems to open more quickly than others...

Screw business - love that you awing for the fences - sounds a bit like 2010 Riesling's.

I'll need another 20 years to see if i was right about the Rieslings...
by Todd Hamina
April 21st, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2178

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars A FEW LEFT!!!

And remember these are the Willamette Valley AVA wines, and not Single Vineyards. Thanks.
by Todd Hamina
April 21st, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2178

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars A FEW LEFT!!!

42 bottles of 2007 and 2011 left!! Actually 17 bottles of 2007 and 25 bottles of 2011. And that's it. Updated 4/21/2020
by Todd Hamina
April 21st, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir
Replies: 504
Views: 43714

Re: Another Shitty '07 Oregon Pinot Noir

In terms of accessibility: Ana, Deux Vert and then Momtazi. Funny enough... 20%, 70% and 90% whole cluster. I came out swinging with wines that I thought would age as my first vintage. From a business standpoint, perhaps not my savviest move, but we are talking art. - certainly smarter than making S...
by Todd Hamina
April 20th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9295

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

So go and buy Syrah from all of these producers!!!

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