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by Steve Anderson
September 17th, 2019, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2174

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Tom, thanks for the update. What an interesting story!
by Steve Anderson
September 17th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11711
Views: 559520

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Nice batch of late summer cellar defenders from the close out bin at Krisp San Diego (@ $5.99 each) 2014 La Clarine Petit Manseng 2014 Scholium VLV Reserve Verhelho 2014 Tatomer Gruner Veltliner Paragon 2014 Birichino Malvasia Krisp SD.jpg Also: 2014 Radikon Oslavje (500 ml) 2018 Denavolo Catavela 2...
by Steve Anderson
September 14th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2174

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

Just saw that Sean beat me to the link!
by Steve Anderson
September 14th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?
Replies: 34
Views: 2174

Re: Kathryn Kennedy: Where have you been all my life ?

I have had the 1995 several times in the past two years and it has been beautiful. I know this link has been posted in one of the history threads, but there is an interview with Kathryn and Marty from 1994 that covers the origin and history of the winery up until that time. It is from Wines and Wine...
by Steve Anderson
September 7th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind tasting of chardonnays vs. white Burgs
Replies: 26
Views: 2808

Re: Blind tasting of chardonnays vs. white Burgs

Just realized this was a two year old thread that was resurrected, but wanted to chime in that the two bottles of 2011 Forman Chardonnay that I have had in the past year have been outstanding! Similar experience to what Blake described in 2017.

Cheers!

Steve
by Steve Anderson
September 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 62
Views: 4827

Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

Received the Heritage Auction Catalog for the September Fine and Rare Auction - did a double take when I saw the Cellar attribution at the bottom of the cover. Heritage Auction Catalog - Sep 2019.jpg https://wine.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=5437&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseAuctionInfo-07171...
by Steve Anderson
August 22nd, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11711
Views: 559520

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Flickenger's 3-day Progressive Sale: Day 1: 0 Day 2: (Went after a few low stock items that I figured wouldn't make it to Day 3) 1 x 2016 Domaine du Tunnel St Peray Roussanne $28.84 (put all 3 remaining in my cart, but lost 2 during checkout process) 2 x 2016 Envinate Taganan $22.69 3 x 2016 Paetra ...
by Steve Anderson
August 21st, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.
Replies: 31
Views: 1974

Re: 2015 Balthazar from Juge vines.

I've been tracking these on Sommpicks for about 6 weeks, but hadn't pulled the trigger until tonight. Bought three, now only one left on the site. Edit: this morning the site is showing "24+ in stock" again, so looks like they reloaded. Had a great tasting with Franck in Cornas in May. Didn't know a...
by Steve Anderson
August 5th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?
Replies: 24
Views: 1255

Re: A-Hunting We Will Go - Lodi?

My favorites from Lodi have been:
Bedrock Kirschenmann Zinfandel (although it looks like that may have ended in 2014)
Sandlands and Scholium Project Kirschenmann Chenin Blancs
Ferdinand Albarino
Scholium 1MN Bechtold Vineyard Cinsault
Bedrock Schmiedt Road Zinfandel

Cheers!

Steve
by Steve Anderson
July 30th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 241
Views: 17148

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I have only broken one glass so far, also 1855, and it was the bowl while polishing the glass. Have also done the same with one GGG. I'm definitely not very handy or deft with my fingers so I do try to be extra careful, but the 1855 does seem to me especially delicate. ^ This Broke one 1855 bowl in...
by Steve Anderson
July 30th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1445

Re: Bottle weight

I'd be happy if all wine bottles were the size of those used by Dirty and Rowdy. Easy to handle and they fit in any wine fridge slot. Although I've not declined to purchase any particular wine based on bottle size, I love the bottles that fit in the standard racks in my Vinotemp. Those that don't fi...
by Steve Anderson
July 25th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking
Replies: 34
Views: 3760

Re: Here’s a Retailer that doesn’t hold back what he’s thinking

And really the reason I posted because I’ve never even heard of this wine. Has anybody had it or know the story? - Yo check out this Bordeaux offer I got the other day. It's for regular size bottles. Not 16 liters or anything like that. This region is so screwed up. $360k for a case of the 2015!! B...
by Steve Anderson
July 24th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Teroldego from West of Temperance
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: 2014 Teroldego from West of Temperance

Most important thing I learned at the LDM imports tasting last year is that the stress is on the second syllable. It's tear-AHL-deh-go. teh-rohl-deh-goh Tasted with Brian at the winery a few weeks ago and his pronunciation was similar to John's, with the emphasis on the second syllable. Haven't con...
by Steve Anderson
July 20th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi 2019 release
Replies: 7
Views: 771

Re: Kobayashi 2019?

It would be nice if their website provided information about the wines and Travis. Travis mentioned he was working on a web overhaul back in November, but he hasn't quit his day job yet, plus three kids at home, so I imagine it could be a while! Travis posts here, so perhaps he will paste his relea...
by Steve Anderson
July 17th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7798

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Scott - appreciate the feedback! I have heard of Analemma, but have not had the wines. I've had Nate Ready's Smockshop Band Atavus Gewurztraminer/Pinot blend from that vineyard, which we loved.

Cheers!

Steve
by Steve Anderson
July 17th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 7798

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd (and all contributors) - what a great resource this is! The good/bad news for me is that my short list for a brief Oregon visit next month just went from about four to at least 16+. Will have to start mapping some of these out to see what may fit. While I am here, I will add that we really enjo...
by Steve Anderson
July 15th, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scholium Project: TNG
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: Scholium Project: TNG

Adam - welcome to the board! Appreciate the update on what appears to be an even more burgeoning LA wine scene than we have been aware of.

Cheers!

Steve
by Steve Anderson
July 10th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scholium Project: TNG
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: Scholium Project: TNG

Angeleno Winery has been around for a few years, but looks like they just got licensed to pour at their facility. CT shows vintages from 2016-2018, along with a few NV. Most wines from Alonso Family Vineyard in Agua Dulce, but CT also lists 2018 Verdejo/Zin bottlings from vineyards noted as Clay Sta...
by Steve Anderson
July 9th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2461

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Was at a restaurant recently that focuses on “natural” wines and discussing why and what they look for and why. Boiled down to balance, interesting complexity, freshness, pairing well with food, etc. My comment was that they were really looking for good wine, not necessarily natural wine. +1 Good w...
by Steve Anderson
July 8th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th
Replies: 16
Views: 1611

Re: Dana Point/Laguna Beach/Capistrano on Saturday November 9th

Mike P - not quite local in northern San Diego County, but only about 45 min away from Dana Point so easy for me to make the trip up there. That's a long way out on the calendar, but looks good at the moment!

Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Anderson
July 8th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2665

Re: Auction Finds

Nick, Thank you for posting. For many, I suppose it is like being asked "Where is your favorite fishing hole and what have you been catching lately?" I still regularly browse multiple auctions, but my purchases have dropped dramatically for a variety of reasons (funds, maxed out storage, etc). That ...
by Steve Anderson
July 8th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scholium Project: TNG
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: Scholium Project: TNG

A few years back, Abe indicated he would continue to produce wines in LA from his current sources (Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, Lodi, etc), but would be exploring new potential sources from Ojai to San Diego County, possibly even Baja. That said, since announcing the collaboration with Raj, their IG ...
by Steve Anderson
July 7th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scholium Project: TNG
Replies: 16
Views: 1387

Re: Scholium Project: TNG

Congrats to Abe and Raj! Abe has been mulling a potential move to LA since at least 2005 and in earnest the past five years, looking at a number of properties. The location selected was originally a vineyard and just a block from Majordomo. Looking forward to visiting as well as the future SoCal col...
by Steve Anderson
July 6th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay?

Dan, Can't answer all your questions, but the Sept 2018 release letter from Lioco indicated the Demuth Chardonnay vines were ripped out in 2017 and replaced by Pinot. Here is a link to the newsletter from the Lioco archive page and a brief excerpt: " Alas, the Demuth swan song was finally sung in 20...
by Steve Anderson
June 26th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2320

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Brian, Good point. Not sure we will see negotiatated pricing, but I think this is why we occasionally see multiple bottles of recent releases at auctions such as Wine Bid, Spectrum or Heritage. Wineries are trying to liquidate excess inventories at the best price they can get. Cheers, [cheers.gif] S...
by Steve Anderson
June 20th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.
Replies: 14
Views: 1217

Re: Tablas creek now has complete collection of 14 CdP grapes.

Cool! Didn't know they already had a Clairette Blanche for several vintages. Looking forward to giving that a try!

Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Anderson
June 20th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1826

Re: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?

Can Cisa - Bar Brutal is also in the Gothic Quarter. Mostly Natural/Biodynamic wines, but an inch thick list full of gems. Lots of Jura/Ganevat, Northern Rhone, Austria and of course Spain. Food was good as well.
BarBrutalBarcelona (2).jpg
Cheers!

Steve
by Steve Anderson
June 18th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10557

Re: Top US Syrahs

Any list without Peay is incomplete Incomplete*, but: Paul Lato Bevan Cayuse Bedrock Tie for 5th; [cheers.gif] Grand Reve/Force Majeur Lillian Tor Betz *I did enjoy the one bottle of 2007 Peay Les Titans I consumed, but not enough experience with Peay Syrah to break the Top 5 (I do love their Pinot...
by Steve Anderson
June 16th, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5593

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo

Northern Rhone (May 8 & 9) I recommend checking the bank holidays when planning a trip to France. The May 8th Victory Day holiday and persistent cold rain meant there wasn’t much going in Lyon outside of shopping and eating. We had the eating covered with dinner at Michelin-starred Restaurant Le Ne...
by Steve Anderson
June 14th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: TN: Two Calif Dessert Wines...(short/boring)

Thanks for the note Tom - have one of those '05s so appreciate the update. Color still seems fairly light on mine. Also have a '96 that I just checked based on this thread - it is looking reddish/dark, so I should probably open sooner rather than later. The only one I have opened to date is the '02,...
by Steve Anderson
June 5th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2

My wife and I attended as well and thought it was a great event and well worth the drive up from San Diego. As noted upthread, I had always wanted to make it to one of the Healdsburg events, but could never make it work. I am not a notetaker and my original plan was to seek out the producers I had n...
by Steve Anderson
May 19th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: Seven % Solution tasting in Los Angeles June 2

Was never able to attend the Healdsburg event, so glad to see this coming to LA. Looking forward to it!

Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Anderson
May 16th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area

We had dinner here and it was fantastic! It was recommended by a chef. http://www.legoutdujour84.com/ Also Au Gusto La Table D'emmanuel is a great experience. If you can get reservations, go early enough so you can tour the grounds. They have a great sculpture walk and some beautiful areas to sit o...
by Steve Anderson
May 16th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 26
Views: 978

Re: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh

We visited last week and can highly recommend this as well. Awesome experience. Can be a bit disorienting to start depending on the lighting (near total darkness when we first entered) and the uneven quarry floors as you walk around, but we got used to it quickly and became totally immersed in the l...
by Steve Anderson
May 15th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

The issue may not be whether you can bring the sparkler on the plane, but how soon you can open it up after you arrive. Bought an interesting Pet Nat during a winery visit in France last week. A few days later, opened it up about three hours after completing a 6 hour drive. Should have known better,...
by Steve Anderson
May 15th, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

2017 Gonon (3).jpg Those were 2016 I assume because I think 2017 was just bottled and shipped. I bought my 2017 for 61€ so there has been some major increase on pricing since 2011! I even got 2010 vintage for 20€ and now they are closer to 100€ on secondary market. Mikko - the Gonon bottles I purch...
by Steve Anderson
May 14th, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

Lyle sells them direct if your looking to purchase them in the states. Robert - Lyle had the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Gervans about a month ago. I was on his email list but hadn't submitted cc info to purchase. By the time I got registered it was apparently sold out - reached out to Lyle for a 4-pack,...
by Steve Anderson
May 14th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

Steve, you and I may have been in on the same day, I was in on Thursday and had a very similar experience. I visited Marc Sorrel and tasted with Guillaume, but they didn't have any wine to sell, so I stopped in to Compagnie de l'hermitage hoping to find some there. Georges had the same two Cote Rot...
by Steve Anderson
May 14th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Georges Lelektsoglou
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Georges Lelektsoglou

I was in the shop last week and had a fun chat with Georges. He had two of his 2016 Cote Roties open on the table and offered us a taste. Didn't take any notes and not sure how long they had been open, but we really enjoyed both of them. Unfortunately neither of them were available for purchase (nor...
by Steve Anderson
April 26th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sami-odi arrives in ny
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: sami-odi arrives in ny

The number is the Release, so "Little Wine #8" is the 8th release of the non-vintage wine. Just received the 2017 HD and LW#8 in San Diego, but will be a few months before I try one. Opened 2 of the 2016 HD and one LW#7 in the past year and really enjoyed all three, although probably still too youn...
by Steve Anderson
April 26th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sami-odi arrives in ny
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: sami-odi arrives in ny

I had one last night with dinner. No idea which one as I can't read the label properly. A bit green when young, so give them a bit of air. They have a lovely silkiness about them and rich fruit. IMG_2961.JPG Dave - that's the NV Little Wine #7 from last year's release. Here is the label decoder lin...
by Steve Anderson
April 24th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sami-odi arrives in ny
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: sami-odi arrives in ny

Never heard of these. What does the numbers after "little Wing" signify? The number is the Release, so "Little Wine #8" is the 8th release of the non-vintage wine. Just received the 2017 HD and LW#8 in San Diego, but will be a few months before I try one. Opened 2 of the 2016 HD and one LW#7 in the...
by Steve Anderson
March 27th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2022

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Oh my. I recall seeing Hardy's brief note in the Spring 2018 release email, but the article brings out the scope and stunning timeline of the of the events that few of us were aware of. We saw Hardy at the Raw Wine Los Angeles event in early November 2017 and had no clue what he and the family were ...
by Steve Anderson
March 27th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1744

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

There is very little data on Ardea although it was talked about on this board awhile ago.. Here is the previous Ardea Seal thread: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=151028 It references a few other producers using the closure, and as noted there, saw Matthieu Barret of Domaine du...
by Steve Anderson
February 21st, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 104
Views: 5082

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Another big thanks to Frank and Jill for opening their home once again for a great event in support of an even greater cause. I'll admit that when I first attended 10 years ago I didn't even realize it was a charity event until I got there, and had never heard of Laura's House. I had just heard abou...
by Steve Anderson
February 5th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Smoke Taint Concerns . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: More Smoke Taint Concerns . . .

An interesting article by Esther Mobley about issues in Lake County and the Rogue River area. Some of this has already been discussed, but the inability to confirm taint damage with certainty is hammered home here . . . https://www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Wineries-vineyards-clash-over-how-to-h...
by Steve Anderson
January 31st, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.
Replies: 428
Views: 93755

Re: Planning your visit to Sonoma "County"? This might help.

Greetings all. My wife and I will be staying just outside of Healdsburg next month for a few days of vacation. Wondering if folks can point us to some good tasting rooms in the Plaza area. (We'll have three days of tasting available and won't be driving so don't be shy). We like a bit of everything...
by Steve Anderson
January 30th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sanguis 1/1
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Sanguis 1/1

Joe, I have a bottle from the initial release (2010) but have not opened it so can't comment. I enjoy the Sanguis Syrahs, but they usually require a good bit of age for me. I'm enjoying 2004-2006 these days. Larry - release notes for 2010-2015 1/1 are on the website. Here is a snippet from 2015 (les...

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