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by Ryan Gilmour
May 7th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Sleight of Hand Syrah Levitation (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: TN: 2014 Sleight of Hand Syrah Levitation (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Have you had the chance to try their rocks bottlings, "The Psychedelic" or "The Funkadelic"? I much prefer them to the Levitation.
by Ryan Gilmour
May 7th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale

I guess that's great if your game is roulette... Sounds like a money grab without the reach around. I don't think that's a fair characterization of the offer. The prices are pretty reasonable compared to retail and many other library offers I've seen. I imagine most mailing list members will have a...
by Ryan Gilmour
April 29th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Moving Sale - Help me clear off-site storage
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Re: Moving Sale - Help me clear off-site storage

Thanks for the wine and easy transaction Josh!
by Ryan Gilmour
April 22nd, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Cayuse
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: WTB Cayuse

Bump
by Ryan Gilmour
April 19th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 168
Views: 8342

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Alexander Smith wrote:
April 19th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Saxum, however since you say west coast...can I suggest Le Vieux Pin :)
Great call, my favourite Okanagan Syrah.
by Ryan Gilmour
April 15th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 2149

Re: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR

Love the folks at Rasa, will be in for a 6er, thanks Scott!
by Ryan Gilmour
April 12th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?
Replies: 50
Views: 1519

Re: Which Wine Are You Opening For Easter Dinner?

2016 Sleight of Hand Funkadelic Syrah
by Ryan Gilmour
March 31st, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling
Replies: 54
Views: 2216

Re: Washington Bordeaux Blends and Riesling

Lots of great info from Bryan there, I would add Travis' Kobayashi Viognier and Delmas' Viognier to the list of whites that are "complex af" and worth the $60 price tag in my humble opinion.
by Ryan Gilmour
March 31st, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Time & Direction Quarantine Special
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: Time & Direction Quarantine Special

Steve makes great QPR wines and is a really fun hang if you have the chance to visit his downtown Walla Walla tasting room once we're all allowed to leave the house again.
by Ryan Gilmour
March 29th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's project
Replies: 28
Views: 1205

Re: Today's project

robmundell wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 3:44 pm
Brian it holds around 3100. Bursting right now I need to slow down the purchasing or drink more.
If you need help with anymore thinning you know where to find me!
by Ryan Gilmour
March 29th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's project
Replies: 28
Views: 1205

Re: Today's project

Gorgeous Rob!
by Ryan Gilmour
March 28th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...
Replies: 152
Views: 12992

Re: Restaurants selling wine carry-out at great prices...

Can someone please pm me any restaurants in the Seattle area doing this?

Thanks!
by Ryan Gilmour
March 26th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Cayuse
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: WTB Cayuse

Quarantine bump, I had a couple of very generous berserkers connect me with some of the "yellow" syrahs, but my previous post still applies!

Cheers!
Ryan
by Ryan Gilmour
March 26th, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Thanks for the tips!
by Ryan Gilmour
March 24th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Where are you located in Canada? I noticed your remark on the Gramercy thread and not being able to get WA wine easily. Out west? East? Surprised you were able to procure this wine in Canada. Surprised there are any left in Canada. I do believe I had a couple of these about12 years ago when i start...
by Ryan Gilmour
March 24th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Thanks fellas, it's certainly ripe but just more balanced than I thought it may be given the age and vintage, again ymmv with my accuracy.
by Ryan Gilmour
March 24th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3553

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

Everything I've had from Gramercy has been fantastic, if it wasn't such a bitch to get 6 bottles of wine back to Canada even in the best of times I'd be all over this. Ship them to me in Seattle, if I drink them I will send you detailed tasting notes so you don't miss the experience or excitement. ...
by Ryan Gilmour
March 24th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Kris Patten wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 10:06 pm
Rayas did very well in 2003 and avoided many of the pitfalls so many fell into in 2003 from the Rayas label to Fonsalette to Domaine des Tours.

All were very light colors, intense aromatics, with kirsch and strawberry.

Great note Ryan.
Thanks Kris!
by Ryan Gilmour
March 23rd, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Thanks all for the kind words! To pontificate further I preferred it in the Riedel Vinum Burgundy over the Bordeaux and I thought it paired brilliantly with my Columbia black-tail venison.
by Ryan Gilmour
March 23rd, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Nicely done. I'd say if you are calling an 03 S Rhone Burgundy like, you have a high tolerance for pain. [wink.gif] Haha I just meant the red fruit character upon first opening not necessarily the structure, etc. (Be gentle haha) Just wanted to express that to my palate the fruit seemed to open up ...
by Ryan Gilmour
March 23rd, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal
Replies: 34
Views: 3553

Re: FYI: Gramercy Cellars Deal

Everything I've had from Gramercy has been fantastic, if it wasn't such a bitch to get 6 bottles of wine back to Canada even in the best of times I'd be all over this.
by Ryan Gilmour
March 23rd, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

As I said, my first publicly broadcasted TN, mostly to hear others thoughts about Chateau de Fonsalette. Chateau de Fonsalette Cotes du Rhone Reserve (they're all reserve) 2003 Pnp to surprising acidity and well balanced alc even in this warm vintage as I understand. Beautiful crystal, pale to mediu...
by Ryan Gilmour
March 22nd, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: TN: 2013 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux

Opened up an 08 Cailloux last night and it had the most "integrated" funk upon pnp I've had from a Christophe offering (although my experience is limited to a dozen or so). The funk, bacon, blueberry, black cherry, floral notes were all in harmony, leading to one of my better wine experiences.
by Ryan Gilmour
February 3rd, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In the Rocks
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2010 Reynvaan Family Vineyards Syrah In the Rocks

That's really interesting about Day 2, I pnp'd a 2012 In the Hills this weekend and was great out the gate and didnt last more than a couple hours so it wasn't an issue, but I'll keep it in mind!
by Ryan Gilmour
January 27th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?
Replies: 178
Views: 9191

Re: BerserkerDay 11 - How did you do?

Being in Canada and dealing with the limitations of shipping/bringing wine back over the border I really had to control myself, I wish I could have bought twice as much. That being said I was one of the lucky/fast enough fingered folks to pick up the Kelley Fox vertical and the 2015 Salt Vine 3 pack...
by Ryan Gilmour
January 27th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Cayuse
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: WTB Cayuse

Still on the lookout, especially for pre 2011 of anything or any vintage of Bionic Frog, Flying Pig or Impulsivo.

Cheers!
Ryan
by Ryan Gilmour
January 18th, 2020, 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!
Replies: 25
Views: 1685

Re: Washington State Wine Trip - Recommendations Needed!

I'm planning my second wine trip to WA this spring. Maybe some of my research can help you. Having been to both Yakima and Walla Walla, my focus is entirely on Walla Walla. But if you are flying into Seattle then you'll want to look into the Woodinville wineries as well. For Walla Walla... Wineries...
by Ryan Gilmour
January 18th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 40
Views: 3076

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

Mike Maguire wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 5:16 am
It’s pretty cheap, it’s the best deal from QC, 30-40 a btl I think.
Let us know we’re you can find the CVR for 30-40 and I’ll back up the truck , I paid $60 from the winery.
Ok good I'm not the only one haha
by Ryan Gilmour
January 15th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower Open
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Horsepower Open

Excited for my first allocation of Horsepower, anyone else ordering? I'm curious about the High Contrast Syrah as it's the only one I haven't tried, any opinions?

Cheers!
by Ryan Gilmour
January 15th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21469

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Wow thanks all for the immediate response, I think I have a pretty good idea of what to pick up now.

Cheers!
by Ryan Gilmour
January 15th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 190
Views: 21469

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

For someone who's never tasted RM, what are the highlights of this release aside from the 100 pointer which I won't be allocated anyway?
by Ryan Gilmour
January 13th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB Cayuse
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

WTB Cayuse

WTB Cayuse, preferably some 2010 or earlier (but would be interested in any at the right price, especially the difficult to source Bionic Frog) so I can leave my recent vintages alone for a while. Drop off in Seattle would be ideal, but not too picky. Thanks alot!
by Ryan Gilmour
January 13th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 44
Views: 3143

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

Jeff_M. wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 9:12 am
I very rarely order wine off a menu. The prices are too expensive. Cheaper to get a beer or cocktail most of the time.
+1, ever since my taste evolved beyond 2nd cheapest wine on the list its corkage or beer for me.
by Ryan Gilmour
January 13th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Ah I only have the one, I need to look into back filling.
by Ryan Gilmour
January 13th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: TN: 2012 Cayuse Syrah En Chamberlin Vineyard

Sounds great, devastating hearing it could use another 5-10 though since I have an 11 I dont think I can keep my hands off much longer.
by Ryan Gilmour
January 12th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Mirabai PN
Replies: 5
Views: 710

Re: TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Mirabai PN

TN: 2018 Kelley Fox Mirabai PN: Lightness in its step, almost a spritz, effervescent start to it, tons of fruit, great tannins, perfect finish. Hint of white pepper. Very Pinot in it's taste (and I don't normally pick up on that very well, but here it was clear as day). What's there to say? It's go...
by Ryan Gilmour
January 12th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Promontory
Replies: 24
Views: 2723

Re: Promontory

Is it $200 a head? Do they waive the fee or credit it against purchases on the day of visit? We were able to credit all 3 tasting fees towards a magnum. I believe the mailing list price is 600 (vs 775 full price) Wow that's actually really reasonable, the one way I could personally justify a purcha...
by Ryan Gilmour
January 11th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley

Great note, beautiful colour! Looking forward to picking up my first PG at berserker day.
by Ryan Gilmour
January 10th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6475

Re: January Offerings

Doubleback, haven't seen much about them here, any fans? A decent, very drinkable, but somewhat monolithic Cabernet - IMHO the price is not worth what is in the bottle. Cheers! That was kind of my impression as well Scott, nice folks and STUNNING property and tasting room, but just that little too ...
by Ryan Gilmour
January 7th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6475

Re: January Offerings

Doubleback, haven't seen much about them here, any fans?
by Ryan Gilmour
January 5th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6475

Re: January Offerings

Horsepower
by Ryan Gilmour
January 3rd, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Auctions
Replies: 27
Views: 2660

Re: K & L Auctions

Has anyone had them ship to Washington? They dont have it listed but was under the impression it was a fairly open state as far as wine shipping went?

Thanks!
by Ryan Gilmour
January 3rd, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11842
Views: 441992

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

For NYE:

2015 Catena Zapata White Bones Chardonnay
2015 Sleight of Hand The Flip Side Syrah Mag

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