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by Adam Noble
January 20th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO - Cadence Winery, Red Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: NEWBIE INTRO - Cadence Winery, Red Mountain

These are among the best Bordeaux inspired wines in Washington. And they age fantastically. I had a 1998 with Ben about 2 years ago that was just singing. Disclaimer-I know and like Ben and Gaye. They are great people and Cadence is top tier of WA wines.
by Adam Noble
January 17th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burlotto Cannubi pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: 2016 Burlotto Cannubi pricing

If anyone here wants to pay that I’ll gladly sell the one I was able to locate.
by Adam Noble
January 15th, 2021, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: American CdP
Replies: 19
Views: 479

Re: American CdP

In WA, Rotie and Gramercy are excellent and both have made GSM blends.
by Adam Noble
January 11th, 2021, 4:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew Kotowski wrote: January 9th, 2021, 10:34 am Completely destroyed the bourbon budget in one fell swoop :)
You have a bourbon budget? That’s cute.
by Adam Noble
January 5th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Alice et Olivier De Moor Chablis Bel Air et Clardy (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: TN: 2018 Alice et Olivier De Moor Chablis Bel Air et Clardy (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

I’ve tried the 2018 Aligote and Bourgogne Chitry and enjoyed them both very much. I have one bottle of the Bel Air, and it was $60 here, purchased from a place that specializes in natural wines (and they do a great job). Thank you for the note.
by Adam Noble
December 23rd, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

At some point it’s likely to end, but if you shorted your Pappy stock 5 years ago you would be crying into your Early Times.
by Adam Noble
December 22nd, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Is it just me, or is the whiskey / bourbon market totally overheated, with far too many new offerings in market (or coming) and many at prices that are too high? It’s not just you. It’s insane. Worse than wine. It overheated faster and higher with far too many entrants. Let's be fair, there is a to...
by Adam Noble
December 22nd, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: TN: 1995 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues

I’ve had the 2000 and 2001 of the Santa Duc in the past year and both were great, in the zone, Southern Rhone archetypes. Haven’t had one from any year after that though.
by Adam Noble
December 21st, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Jim Brennan wrote: December 21st, 2020, 9:30 am Is it just me, or is the whiskey / bourbon market totally overheated, with far too many new offerings in market (or coming) and many at prices that are too high?
It’s not just you. It’s insane. Worse than wine. It overheated faster and higher with far too many entrants.
by Adam Noble
December 21st, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish
Replies: 23
Views: 1009

Re: Need recipe for world's greatest vegetarian main dish

I’m partial to shakshuka. Not the best in the world, but delicious. And best wishes for Tuesday.
by Adam Noble
December 19th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1726

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

I should be able to get you a sample of EHT marriage 18 yr., if you haven’t had one yet.It will take a little arm twisting, but I’m good at that. neener That’s the exact opposite of inexpensive and rye. I didn’t even try to find a bottle of that. It was $70 or so in Oregon and secondary is like $13...
by Adam Noble
December 18th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Re: Got a Hankering for a Wurst sampler?

https://ulisfamoussausage.com/

Ive tried several of these and was not disappointed.
by Adam Noble
December 16th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pepper Grinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 888

Re: Pepper Grinder?

I love my Unicorn pepper mill, but it may not be as visually appealing as the Peugeot. Wins the performance battle easy though. There’s one on Kickstarter called the Pepper Cannon that I really want but haven’t pulled the trigger to buy.
by Adam Noble
December 14th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1726

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

And the Toasted Barrel Rye is even better!
by Adam Noble
December 14th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1726

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

All is well. Definitely don’t need more Willet 4, but thank you. I have two unopened bottles. But I’ve been enjoying an opened bottle Michters Rye quite a bit lately. And while not as cheap as Rittenhouse, it’s better and not bank breaking. I think I got it for $40.
by Adam Noble
December 14th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Favorite inexpensive Rye?
Replies: 45
Views: 1726

Re: Favorite inexpensive Rye?

Also re: Willet 4, Andrew is shopping at a better place than I. My last bottle was about $80 otd.
by Adam Noble
December 7th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dryuary 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1926

Re: Dryuary 2021

If I did this it would totally screw up my cellar reduction plan!
by Adam Noble
December 7th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Our local county, state owned, ABC is having an email lottery. One of the bottles is 25 year Mitchner's Bourbon (Single Barrel I assume). Selling for MFSRP $1,000. Is this worth it? I am seeing secondary pricing on Wine Searcher for over $5,000. True?? True. Well over. I’d jump on it if I could. An...
by Adam Noble
December 4th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Paul McCourt wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 1:34 pm Suggestions for a gift? 150ish-200 range.
I like the High West Midwinter’s Night Dram in that range. You might also find Old Fitzgerald 9 in the range but it’s tougher to come by. Michter’s 10 is at the top of that range and delicious.
by Adam Noble
December 4th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: TN: “Gravity Pulls” Chardonnay from Championship Bottle

I’ve now tried all the whites and enjoyed them all to varying degrees ranging from very nice to excellent. The Sauv Blanc and the Pinot Blanc were my top two-great interpretations of the grape. The Sapphires and the Chard were definitely no slouches but I think they need some more time in the cellar...
by Adam Noble
November 28th, 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1451

Re: Favorite food gifts?

Multiple items from Jacobsen Salt Co. In particular the salty caramels and salty licorice.
by Adam Noble
November 26th, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 771
Views: 51845

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2009 Matello Hommage Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Still lively and delicious. Took about 10 minutes of air to really blossom into a large shouldered but balanced OR PN.
by Adam Noble
November 21st, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Andrew K. wrote: November 21st, 2020, 9:03 am Looks like I ended up with a bottle of GTS this year. $107. Sadly no Pappy it appears.
That’s a hell of a good score nonetheless. I’d be thrilled with that.
by Adam Noble
November 19th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1540

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

I’ve had a few Savage Grace wines at tastings and they are legit. Well made, interesting, and quite tasty. Definitely worth a try.
by Adam Noble
November 18th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on the ageability of Penfolds Yattarna
Replies: 20
Views: 1004

Re: Question on the ageability of Penfolds Yattarna

I had the 99 Yattarna a couple of years ago (under cork) and it was quite nice but not mind blowing.
by Adam Noble
November 17th, 2020, 5:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 151
Views: 14829

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I always have leftover filing and use mini tart shells to make mini pies.
by Adam Noble
November 16th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3024

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Scott E. wrote: November 16th, 2020, 3:59 pm Coutale Sommelier Prestige - a very well made tool, fast, dependable. Bought one for all the family members. Cheers!
Ditto. And I have a few pulltaps for travel. And an Ah So for DIY Durand when needed.
by Adam Noble
November 16th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 151
Views: 14829

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I mean to add that I’ve been making this pie for 15 years since it was originally posted on eBob. Man, I’m getting old.
by Adam Noble
November 16th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Mama's Pecan Pie
Replies: 151
Views: 14829

Re: Mama's Pecan Pie

I make several Nov and Dec and this year I will do so again, just fewer unfortunately. My son requests it frequently.
by Adam Noble
November 6th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Tried Uncle Nearest 1864 for the first time tonight. Not technically bourbon (TN), but pretty nice. Carries the 100 pf really well. Smooth and peanut forward, with some Graham on the back. Finishes clean. I’ve got a lot of unopened bottles but if I didn’t I’d buy one.
by Adam Noble
November 5th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

$60-100 for me depending on the pick. But I’m also good with ER10 cause yum.
by Adam Noble
November 1st, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris Patten wrote: October 31st, 2020, 6:03 pm
Kelly Walker wrote: October 31st, 2020, 1:22 pm I looked everywhere on the bottle and could not find anything that would say.
116.9 proof is 2019 release.
You can also tell by the laser etched code near the bottom of the bottle.
by Adam Noble
October 30th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Thierry Allemand Cornas "Chaillot"
Replies: 23
Views: 1284

Re: 2014 Thierry Allemand Cornas "Chaillot"

Appreciate the note-I’m a relative small fry but I love Allemand and got 2 bottles of the 2014, one of the 2015 and then I cried uncle. Plenty of fish in the sea fortunately.
by Adam Noble
October 30th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3988

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

My specialist occasion wine is the lone bottle of 2015 Jacky Truchot Charmes-Chambertin I acquired at the very end of its availability at retail. Or maybe my 2011 Maison Ilan Chambertin? [smileyvault-ban.gif]
by Adam Noble
October 28th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Kris Patten wrote: October 28th, 2020, 8:08 pm I can help with a barrel we sell if available.

Let me know in PM.
Weller Single Barrel pick?
by Adam Noble
October 28th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping an Elijah Craig straight rye , 94 proof.Picked this up in Astoria for $30. On the nose very bourbon like Carmel,sweet with a hint of rye spice, the taste is much the same with a bit more spice and cinnamon.Smooth semi sweet finish.If I didn’t know better I would guess a high rye bourbon.If ...
by Adam Noble
October 28th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

Vilmart Couer du Cuvee. Pierre Peters Les Chatillons. MV Krug Brut. My list exactly. Maybe add Selosse Initial if you like the oxidative style, but there’s a lot of variation with that one. I thought about Selosse as well because I love it but it’s harder to find and I want less people to buy it. ;).
by Adam Noble
October 28th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $150-200 Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: Best $150-200 Champagne?

Vilmart Couer du Cuvee. Pierre Peters Les Chatillons. MV Krug Brut.
by Adam Noble
October 27th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Contacted Four Roses today about their Private Barrel program, have not heard back yet.I will contact Elijah Craig and Knob Creek tomorrow.Any other suggestions? Starlight would be interesting. I’ve been itching to try them and have some in order. Uncle Nearest? Haven’t tried them either. Haven’t h...
by Adam Noble
October 27th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote: October 27th, 2020, 5:38 pm Contacted Four Roses today about their Private Barrel program, have not heard back yet.I will contact Elijah Craig and Knob Creek tomorrow.Any other suggestions?
Starlight would be interesting. I’ve been itching to try them and have some in order. Uncle Nearest? Haven’t tried them either.
by Adam Noble
October 27th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: October 26th, 2020, 5:03 pm Harrumph. Doesn’t work on my mobile device.

Will try later.
Same. But I would have failed for sure.
by Adam Noble
October 26th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Might be fun to do a berserker barrel one of these days.Back in the custom crush days a group of friends did wine barrels for 5 or 6 years with some stunningly great results. Some distillery’s are allowing in person barrel tastings or virtual tastings where they ship some samples out to the pick te...
by Adam Noble
October 26th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I have a couple OF single barrel store picks that are 90 proof that are really good. I was really hoping mine would be good, and hope it improves with some time and O2. . I've heard they vary quite a bit in quality. I haven't been quick enough to grab one, yet. For sure it could have been a substan...
by Adam Noble
October 25th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote: October 25th, 2020, 6:46 pm I have a couple OF single barrel store picks that are 90 proof that are really good.
I was really hoping mine would be good, and hope it improves with some time and O2.
by Adam Noble
October 25th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palat...
by Adam Noble
October 23rd, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon

Kris Patten wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm Nice offer in CC for $250 a bottle.....almost made me choke.
While that is higher than secondary, it isn’t egregiously higher. But it’s way above what I would be willing to pay.
by Adam Noble
October 23rd, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some Old Forester Barrel Strength Single Barrel Bourbon tonight. The nose is hot and grassy/oaky, and the palate is cinnamon and cloves, a touch of wood smoke. Because it’s 129.4 proof, I decided to add a rock and it toned down the nose which added a citrus element and the heat on the palate...
by Adam Noble
October 21st, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4108
Views: 234470

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Mike Maguire wrote: October 21st, 2020, 6:42 pm Picked up an EH Taylor BIB 18yr today at a local grocery store, talk about random [wow.gif]
Whoa. That is quite a score.
by Adam Noble
October 21st, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard

I was very pleased to try one and then went and bought two. It’s great. Thanks for the excellent note.
by Adam Noble
October 20th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thomas 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 5176

Re: Thomas 2018

Kris Patten wrote: October 20th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Adam Noble wrote: October 20th, 2020, 2:52 pm My 2018 Thomas was just delivered by UPS.
Be right over.
20 years from now would probably be more appropriate. At least 10.

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