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by Emilio Castelli
May 11th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 16132

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Solid rain in Green Valley; should last all day. Also cool enough to get the wood stove going. Good time to take a break.
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by Emilio Castelli
April 19th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 16132

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

I had frost damage on all the replants and younger vines.
Older vines learned their lesson in the past, tend to bud later and are higher off the ground.
Still, a bit of damage.
Nebbiolo is always first one out.
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by Emilio Castelli
March 26th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 16132

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Let's ee.
Coronavirus, hail, frost damage...no locusts yet....
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by Emilio Castelli
March 25th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 16132

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Hail right now in Green Valley.
Weird.
Don't think we'll get any damage but it's pretty hard.
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by Emilio Castelli
January 31st, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 16132

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Started pruning on Monday (my favorite activity). Cane wounds are already bleeding; earlier than usual.
Great pruning weather.
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by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

Dave McIsaac wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 1:27 pm
I thought I was done buying, but nooooooooo In for 4

Emilio, I paid via debit card, and there was no place to list shipping address - billing only
I'll figure it out one of these days...
Just send your address to emilio@castellivineyards.com

Thanks
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by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

I'm getting some orders w/o shipping address. I thought the cart manager required shipping address but it does not. If you haven't entered your address, please email it to emilio@castellivineyards.com Also, theoretically there is a 4 bottles minimum for shipping but I won't enforce that for Berserke...
by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

MandyC wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Any exceptions on AL shipping? Would love to try that nebbiolo.
Sure, I'll ship to you.
If I end up in jail, you'll have to visit and bring me some wine...
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by Emilio Castelli
January 17th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 1179

Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

Castelli Vineyards Berserkers Day participant since 2015. This year, for BDXI we are releasing our 2014 Nebbiolo "Fosco". Our "Fosco" is a blend of Nebbiolo from younger and grafted vines. 2014 was the first year we used fruit from the Green Valley vineyard up the road. Generally the younger vines ...
by Emilio Castelli
September 18th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pet-Nat
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Re: Pet-Nat

What in particular would you like to know? Have made small amounts from chenin blanc thus far. Gary: I've read all I could find on the process but still don't understand at what rs level I should cap it to have around 1-2 bar in the bottle. Or even better, how many bubbles/minute in your airlock fo...
by Emilio Castelli
September 18th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pet-Nat
Replies: 4
Views: 2378

Pet-Nat

Anyone have any experience with pet-nat?
Thanks
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by Emilio Castelli
January 28th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)

Should I age these or drink them up? Well, they've aged 4 years in barrel and one year in bottle so they are ready to drink. That said, we opened a 2002 this past Thanksgiving and it showed wonderful. If you like older wines, these will age very well. Taste them all and decide. Probably age the Lun...
by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)

Hi Emilio: I was charged $23 for 6 bottles shipping. Is there a $5 handling charge too? Joe Healy, at Bella, recommended I try your Nebbiolo as his private label that I've enjoyed for several years has now sold out. Cheers, John John: No, there shouldn't be any extra charge. I'll look into it but i...
by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)

mattcitrang wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 9:44 am
Your system is charging $36 for 10 bottles instead of $30.
Matt:
Thanks for your order.
I'll credit your CC when I get to shipping.
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by Emilio Castelli
January 24th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Castelli Vineyards Pinot (and Nebbiolo)

Castelli Vineyards Berserkers Day participant since 2015. While we are better known for our Nebbiolo than our Pinot, this year I want to encourage the Berserkers community to give our Pinot a try. I have put together a 4-pack for $100 of our Estate Pinot for Berserker's Day at a 20% discount. This ...
by Emilio Castelli
November 30th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Looking to buy 2 used 1/2 ton macro bins
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Looking to buy 2 used 1/2 ton macro bins

Tim Corliss wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 11:40 pm
I’m now selling the used bins I bought. $150 each.
Where are you?
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by Emilio Castelli
January 22nd, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards, Nebbiolo, Pinot and Sangiovese
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Castelli Vineyards, Nebbiolo, Pinot and Sangiovese

4th time doing Berserker Day I believe. Last year I had some Berserkers complain that I did not have any Estate Nebbiolo to offer so this year we kept some back just for you. I know there are many Pinot offers but if you like a lighter style with low pH and less than 0.1 g/L residual sugar (yes, you...
by Emilio Castelli
January 7th, 2017, 11:47 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards combo and magnum offers
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Castelli Vineyards combo and magnum offers

Berserkers day specials. Up to 17% discount! Dry farmed, native yeast, no fertilizer, no pesticides no additions and no accountants involved in these wines! Special combo discounts on current release 2012 Estate Pinot Noir Green Valley of Russian River Valley 2012 Pinot Noir Two Dog Vineyard, Russi...
by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards. Nebbiolo and Pinot specials
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Castelli Vineyards. Nebbiolo and Pinot specials

Pinot Magnums are sold out.
Thanks
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by Emilio Castelli
January 13th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards. Nebbiolo and Pinot specials
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Castelli Vineyards. Nebbiolo and Pinot specials

Castelli Vineyards BerserkerDay offer: Discount 12% off our current offering by using Berserker at checkout (order) Shipping $3/ bottle and free in California Specials: These are very limited in quantity. Email me (emilio@castellivineyards.com) if you're interested in the specials. First come first...
by Emilio Castelli
January 29th, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Castelli Nebbiolo 'Fosco' '09....(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 272

TN: Castelli Nebbiolo 'Fosco' '09....(short/boring)

However, you can't argue w/ the results..his Estate Nebb is consistently one of the best shown at our NEB get-togethers. Tom is right about this - wish Emilio made more of that Estate Nebbiolo although he does a fine job with purchased fruit too. 2014 was the first year we made all Green Valley Neb...
by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2015, 9:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Nebbiolo, Pinot discount samplers
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Castelli Vineyards Nebbiolo, Pinot discount samplers

GregT wrote:In for these.

Is there a relation to the Castelli-Knight vineyard
No relation that I know of though probably a couple of centuries back in Guanzate we were relatives...
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by Emilio Castelli
January 27th, 2015, 9:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Nebbiolo, Pinot discount samplers
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Castelli Vineyards Nebbiolo, Pinot discount samplers

This sounds like an interesting pack...but I am unfamiliar with your winery. What's your intended wine style? How does Nebbiolo do in SB County? Adam: Thanks for your interest. We are very low interventinon both in the vineyard and the winery. We really have no intended style and we'll let the grap...
by Emilio Castelli
January 14th, 2015, 4:33 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VI (January 27, 2015)
Topic: Castelli Vineyards Nebbiolo, Pinot discount samplers
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Castelli Vineyards Nebbiolo, Pinot discount samplers

Castelli Vineyards first BerserkerDay offer: Nebbiolo Sampler $ 80- 2- Bottles of 2009 Nebbiolo Michet, Sisquoc Vineyard, Santa Barbara County (more info) 2- Bottles of 2009 Nebbiolo "Fosco", Santa Barbara County (more info) Pinot Sampler $ 88.- 2 Bottles of 2010 Pinot Noir, dry farmed, Rio Vida Vi...
by Emilio Castelli
March 5th, 2014, 1:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Good espresso in Paris?
Replies: 9
Views: 458

Good espresso in Paris?

We've been in Paris for 5 days now (Notre Dame area) and we've yet to find a good cup of espresso.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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by Emilio Castelli
February 10th, 2014, 9:20 am
Forum: Special Wine Guests - Clark Smith 2/10/14 - 2/15/14
Topic: Biogenic amines
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Biogenic amines

Hi:
I've heard you say that wild yeast fermentations produce higher levels of biogenic amines. Can you point us to the research behind this?
Thanks
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by Emilio Castelli
November 28th, 2013, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Forlorn Hope Sogni Della Speccia
Replies: 6
Views: 209

TN: 2012 Forlorn Hope Sogni Della Speccia

What does "Sogni della Speccia" means?
Thanks
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by Emilio Castelli
November 12th, 2013, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Kalin Cellars fans here? Updated with Notes.
Replies: 24
Views: 781

Any Kalin Cellars fans here?

Yes.
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by Emilio Castelli
October 7th, 2013, 3:02 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: looking for a more thorough book on viticulture
Replies: 13
Views: 1353

looking for a more thorough book on viticulture

Is anyone familiar with Keller's The Science of Grapevines? It looks like it might be more focused on the vines themselves and less on how to actually manage a vineyard, but I'm not sure. Very little viticulture. Only last chapter "Environmnental constrains and stress physiology" indirectly address...
by Emilio Castelli
August 28th, 2013, 10:13 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: If you are doing a wild/ambient yeast ferment...
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

If you are doing a wild/ambient yeast ferment...

Berry Crawford wrote:...and at the very beginning you smell ethyl acetate, how badly on a scale of 1 to 10 do you freak out?
Zero. It just the sign that your fermentation is starting.
If it does not start soon (don't worry, it will) then start to freak out.
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by Emilio Castelli
April 22nd, 2013, 8:10 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2013 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 32451

2013 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
Casey Hartlip wrote:Could it be that we are through with frost for '13?
Yes. One night here this season. We are officially done. [cheers.gif]
Late frost events in Green Valley of Russian River

4/14/05
5/6/08
4/29/09
4/29/10

I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and my Champagne chilled for a while longer.
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by Emilio Castelli
April 15th, 2013, 3:34 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2013 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread
Replies: 453
Views: 32451

2013 West Coast Weather & Vintage Thread

If the wind stays up as they predict, we should be fine.
If it dies down before sunrise we could be screwed.
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by Emilio Castelli
April 11th, 2013, 2:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Under row weed management
Replies: 35
Views: 11454

Under row weed management

Keeping the weeds under control under the vines is by far my least enjoyable activity.
What is the best solution not involving poisons or lots of money?
Currently hand hoeing and weed whacking and getting sore and deaf.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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by Emilio Castelli
February 13th, 2012, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo climate information
Replies: 78
Views: 3470

Re: Nebbiolo climate information

Ian Brand wrote: And when the winds are from the north or east? Snows in winter, humid in the summer, rains in the summer? Doesn't sound particularly mediterranean
You must have not been around the meditterranean much.
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by Emilio Castelli
February 13th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo climate information
Replies: 78
Views: 3470

Re: Nebbiolo climate information

....for vineyards in the same area, I think Nebbiolo would come off at leasts 2.5 months after Pinot. About two months. I usually pick my Pinot end of august- early september and the Nebbiolo around end october early november. BTW, it is not continental in Barolo; when the wind is from the south yo...
by Emilio Castelli
February 9th, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nebbiolo climate information
Replies: 78
Views: 3470

Re: Hmmmmmm....

TomHill wrote: EmilioCastelli has a vnyd in GreenVlly, about 20 miles from the Pacific, but at a low altitude. Farmed by Fukuoka, ugly vnyd....
Tom:
You must be mistaken; I farm my own vineyard, not Mr. Fukuoka, and it's beautiful...
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by Emilio Castelli
December 12th, 2011, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Did Alcohol Levels Get So High?
Replies: 289
Views: 7842

Re: How Did Alcohol Levels Get So High?

One thing to remember about, "the good old days". For the most part, winemakers were not making picking decisions. It was the growers who make the pick call, as long as the brix levels were in the agreed upon parameters i.e. 21-23 brix. This explains why the wiines were so much better.... This and ...
by Emilio Castelli
October 21st, 2011, 6:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Another fermentation question....
Replies: 22
Views: 1709

Re: Another fermentation question....

Thanks. These is exactly why I am doing it. Also, I have a theory that Pinot made without oak at all will taste perfectly fine. I really want to test that theory. Berry: Barrel are beautiful breathing vessels. Find yourself a neutral barrel and you will get all the important advantages w/o the flav...
by Emilio Castelli
September 28th, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Domestic Pinot Noir AVA?
Replies: 42
Views: 1815

Re: Best Domestic Pinot Noir AVA?

Mark, We do dryfarm all of our vineyards that are 10+ years old. Right now that means Home, Family Farm and parts of Alpine Vyd Very good! That said, some of my favorite wines are made from our younger (still) irrigated vines... You'll grow out of it.... [cheers.gif] Now Syrah...that stuff is hard ...
by Emilio Castelli
February 1st, 2011, 9:56 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: How about Touriga?
Replies: 18
Views: 1311

Re: How about Touriga?

Casey Hartlip wrote: I had some Italian guys visit once and stood in my vineyard and said Nebiolo.
Go for it; I think it might be a bit hot at your place for Nebbiolo but if we have many years like the last one you would be golden.
You have to learn how to spell it though.
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by Emilio Castelli
January 5th, 2011, 1:34 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2011 West Coast Weather and Vintage Thread
Replies: 695
Views: 41044

Re: 2011 West Coast Weather and Vintage Thread

It goes without saying that if it's the subsoil you're interested in, 20" of rain from twenty one inch storms spaced three days apart is a heck of lot better than getting all 20" in two or three storms. In the latter instance, the bulk of the rain just runs off to the ocean, creating lots of havoc ...
by Emilio Castelli
January 4th, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Pinot for sale 2003 through 2007 at original cost.
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Pinot for sale 2003 through 2007 at original cost.

All Rhys and Alesia already gone. Mostly single bottles. Not sure how to format; if you want an excel spreadsheet, email me. 6 bottles or more gets free ground shipping in continental USA. Paypal or prepayment. Wine Name Winery Region Vintage Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Tandem Green Valley 2003 $37 Pino...
by Emilio Castelli
October 13th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring
Replies: 96
Views: 3798

Re: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring

I would just like to see more real evidence that wild ferments are "better", instead of what I perceive as a lot of winemakers doing it simply because they assume it is. Alan: Shouldn't it be the other way around? Wouldn't you want to see "more real evidence that inoculated ferments are "better"" b...
by Emilio Castelli
October 12th, 2010, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring
Replies: 96
Views: 3798

Re: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring

I'm continually frustrated by the claims many want to make that XYZ practice makes a better wine, when there is plainly no statistically meaningful evidence in support of the claim. Cheers Which is the reason why we do not add anything to the ferment, since we have no idea of what is really going o...
by Emilio Castelli
October 12th, 2010, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring
Replies: 96
Views: 3798

Re: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring

Alan Rath wrote:Sounds like "wild" fermentation should be renamed "random" fermentation ;)
Cheers
Totally agree!
Alan, have you ever read Leonard Mlodinow's "The Drunkard's Walk" ? If not, you really should.
I like randomness instead of illusion of control.
Random fermentations RULE!
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by Emilio Castelli
October 9th, 2010, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring
Replies: 96
Views: 3798

Re: Paul Draper on Natural Wine via Alice Feiring

History -- We have a vineyard in Oregon that, every time we let it go thru without innoculation, we end up with unacceptable amounts of acetic acid. This occurs not just at the beginning of fermentation but all of the way thru. -- Adam Lee Siduri Wines Adam: Is there anything markedly different in ...

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