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by Steve Anderson
January 7th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 5978

Re: January Offerings

Robert R wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 11:14 am
Sami-Odi!
+1 !
by Steve Anderson
December 25th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1678

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

2015 Christian Tschida Himmel Auf Erden Red (Austria/Burgenland). A little hoobastank on the nose initially, which seems to go along with the NSFW art work on the label. Nose cleans up to some spicy fruit in time. A bit tart as expected, but light-medium bodied expression of cherry and strawberry fr...
by Steve Anderson
December 4th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out
Replies: 44
Views: 3700

Re: 2016 The Third Twin offer is out

Strange how little information in email and on website. I'll wait for letter to arrive beFore pulling the trigger Im curious if anyone got the email that didn't get last year? I.e. Has production increased? I just received an offer for the first time: 5 bottles (1 box) of 2016 The Third Twin NUESTR...
by Steve Anderson
November 19th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andremily #6
Replies: 29
Views: 2619

Re: Andremily #6

I just got the email - but for some reason the allocations didn't show up for me as of yet on the website. Funny - when I checked the email on my phone earlier I showed an allocation for 2016/2017 Rosé, but no Syrah or Mourvedre. Thought that was pretty odd. When I logged in on my PC just now, I ha...
by Steve Anderson
November 19th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3800

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Interesting to see that Wayfarer was not included in the sale. Perhaps not a big enough brand yet for Gallo, or perhaps Jayson was selling his legacy portion of the business and leaving Wayfarer for Cleo to continue building her own.

Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Anderson
November 14th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 24
Views: 4275

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

Now an additional 10% off (technically 19% off original price).
by Steve Anderson
October 7th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12523
Views: 603683

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Brian Glas wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 7:34 pm
The Bonny Doon sale.
^This
Plus
6x 2013 Beta Montecillo and Vare
1x 1966 and 1970 Gruaud Larose Mags (via Mark Golodetz/Heritage Auction)
2 x 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph Blanc Les Oliviers (via Envoyer)
plus a nice handful of N.Rhones from the Fass Pre-ship sale.

Cheers!

Steve
by Steve Anderson
October 7th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Newark Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 2739

Re: Newark Airport

Ian H wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Bad take by Ross. Newark is actually pretty good as far as airports go. Certainly better than LGA and I'd argue better than most of JFK.
Umm..it is a bit of an old joke. The earliest reference I see is 2007, so perhaps some improvement since then.

Cheers!
by Steve Anderson
October 5th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 117
Views: 9899

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

I don't need any more wine, have no room for any more wine, but...ended up with a mixed case of X-block and Bonbonne.
by Steve Anderson
October 5th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kobayashi, Piper and Andremily
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: Kobayashi, Piper and Andremily

Jeff, Appreciate the preview as I have both the Kobayashi Viognier and Andremily, but have yet to open either. Had a tasting pour of the Kobayashi at the release party in December and recall the great acidity and minerality, but will be nice to sit with a bottle over a few hours to take it all in. W...
by Steve Anderson
October 5th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Agharta black label 2009 notes
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Agharta black label 2009 notes

(Edit - just saw that Roger beat me to it, but yes, that was the original release email. Mine includes the short intro sentence.) From the release email in 2015: Greetings Enlightened One, It is with immense satisfaction that I offer this singular bottling of the 2009 Agharta Black Label. After spen...
by Steve Anderson
September 28th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lincoln Fine Wines (California) Super Deal on Royal City
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Lincoln Fine Wines (California) Super Deal on Royal City

Not sure what the deal is with K but I just got a local offer for their newest releases and was shocked how low the prices were compared to what I have paid in prior years. This is a crazy deal. Must not be moving. Have seen several K Vintners cuvees in a few of our local SoCal Costcos over the pas...
by Steve Anderson
September 27th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6563

Re: Cayuse is Live

Dave - good point for those allocated multiple wines. In my case I was not granted an additional wish listed 3-pack over the three years, so had to keep buying the initial Cailloux allocation to stay active and be able to wishlist other wines each release. I grew tired of that so gave up my spot on ...
by Steve Anderson
September 26th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newfound Wines Fall Release
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Newfound Wines Fall Release

Absolutely loved the '17 Semillon! Interesting that the '16 is being released a year late (or is it two years?), but will likely trust Matt's judgement and take a flyer. Haven't had the Grenache, and not a fan of the grape in general, so still on the fence on that. When I logged in, I saw that the 2...
by Steve Anderson
September 26th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 97
Views: 6563

Re: Cayuse is Live

JP - Could be at least three years, maybe longer. I waited 6 years on the list only to be offered a wine I wasn't particularly interested in (Cailloux). A very good wine, but also the highest production and most available on the secondary market. I was hoping for Impulsivo, En Cerise, En Chamberlin,...
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: 2404

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: 12523
Views: 603683

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: 2404

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: 2404

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: 2961

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: 104
Views: 7535

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: 12523
Views: 603683

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: 2146

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: 33
Views: 2254

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: 257
Views: 20984

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: 1524

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: 3817

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: 415

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: 860

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: 140
Views: 9484

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: 140
Views: 9484

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: 1460

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: 1460

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: 2501

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 UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 56
Views: 4269

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: 2714

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: 1460

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: 1460

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: 351

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: 2387

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: 1237

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Back to Barcelona -- new recommendations?
Replies: 29
Views: 3798

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: 156
Views: 11579

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: 5900

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: 553

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: 1165

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: 1165

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Restaurant & Wine Recommendations: FRANCE: Sarlat & Avignon Area
Replies: 13
Views: 849

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The new Carrieres de Lumieres show is Van Gogh
Replies: 30
Views: 1339

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: 441

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,...

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