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by Steve Anderson
February 14th, 2021, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2660

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

Ryan Gilmour wrote: November 20th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Jared Wagner wrote: November 20th, 2020, 2:55 pm Would have liked to see Travis Allen on this list. He is crafting insanely good wines at Kobayashi!
+1
+2 - perhaps due to small production, name/brand recognition is not quite there yet, but wonderful wines and certainly on the path for redefining Washington Wine.
by Steve Anderson
February 14th, 2021, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2660

Re: 5 Producers Redefining Washington Wine

Ryan Gilmour wrote: November 20th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Jared Wagner wrote: November 20th, 2020, 2:55 pm Would have liked to see Travis Allen on this list. He is crafting insanely good wines at Kobayashi!
+1
+2 - perhaps due to small production, name/brand recognition is not quite there yet, but wonderful wines and certainly on the path for redefining Washington Wine.
by Steve Anderson
January 27th, 2021, 8:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Dusty Nabor Wines - Bolt To Wines - NSO by Dusty Nabor
Replies: 37
Views: 1892

Re: Dusty Nabor Wines - Bolt To Wines - NSO by Dusty Nabor

...and looks like I am the first to enter the 2018 Roussanne into Cellar Tracker. [cheers.gif]
by Steve Anderson
January 27th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: SER Winery BD12 Offers- 30% off- includes shipping
Replies: 29
Views: 1200

Re: SER Winery BD12 Offers- 30% off- includes shipping

Order in for 2 ea '16 and '17 Cab Pfeffer and 2 '18 Graciano. Had the '17 Pfeffer and '15 Graciano over the summer and both were excellent!

Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Anderson
January 25th, 2021, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Soliste Cellars Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Soliste Cellars Sale

Fred - agreed, great wines overall. I bought direct 09-12 and loved the wines, but thought the pricing was a bit aggressive at $85-100 per bottle and stopped buying. The pandemic wholesale pricing at $35 per bottle for the Pinots when they come up, and $28 for the Chards, is a no-brainer. Have been ...
by Steve Anderson
January 14th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sami-Odi New Releases
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Sami-Odi New Releases

Tom - thanks. I should have caveated "for PA residents", but also didn't realize it was special order rather than an "in stock" item. K&L is showing actual inventory, but @ $100 for the Little Wine and $180 for the Hoffman Dallwitz, which are pretty significant mark ups.
by Steve Anderson
January 14th, 2021, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sami-Odi New Releases
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Sami-Odi New Releases

Jeremy - thanks for the preview as U.S orders won't arrive for several months. Trent - not sure what the current wait might be, but best to reach out to Fraser. He is pretty responsive and his contact email is on the web site. https://sami-odi.com/ You can also click on the bottle shots on the wine ...
by Steve Anderson
December 6th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 28
Views: 1517

Re: TN: 2014 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Todd - love the wines. If Covid ever ends, and you get a chance to visit Cornas, reach out to Franck. Was a relatively easy visit to schedule and perhaps he will hand label a few bottles for you. He prefers visits later in the day (after 4 pm).
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx1IE-2ntNz/
by Steve Anderson
August 21st, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines
Replies: 44
Views: 4699

Re: Winemaker to Watch - Travis Allen - Kobayashi Wines

Somehow haven't opened my 2017 Marsanne yet, but poured the 2018 Viognier (blind via Woozy bottles) for one of our wine group Zoom sessions a couple of months back and it was very well received. In for 3 Viognier, 2 Marsanne, 3 Sans Soufre Syrah (Score!) and a Cab Franc. Excited to try the Syrah SS ...
by Steve Anderson
June 20th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 21320

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Appears to me that WB has jumped the shark. Time To move on. 🍷
by Steve Anderson
June 14th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 886

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

2018 Tercero Mourvedre Rose here. Enjoyed the 2018 Tercero Rose a week ago. I assisted with bottling on that one (my first time), so may be slightly biased, but I have always enjoyed Larry's Roses. 2018 Tercero Rose (2).JPG Yesterday, opened the 2012 Vesper McCormick Ranch (San Diego County) Rose o...
by Steve Anderson
May 29th, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bernhard Ott Grüner Veltliner Qvevre (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wagram)
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: TN: 2013 Bernhard Ott Grüner Veltliner Qvevre (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wagram)

Loved the 2011 Ott Qvevre shared by a friend about 18 months ago. Beautiful wine and a visit to the region is still a bucket list item. Thank you Todd for sharing the note on the 2013 and thanks T for sharing the 2011!
by Steve Anderson
May 27th, 2020, 10:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 157
Views: 9327

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Mattstolz wrote: May 26th, 2020, 3:42 pm oh, also a pretty big fan of the Hiyu labels

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Yes - here are a few more from recent arrivals. For a moment I thought they might be "Too pretty to drink", but I will get over that soon.



Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Anderson
May 20th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ser Winery Syrah Coastview Vineyard:
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: TN: 2015 Ser Winery Syrah Coastview Vineyard:

Thanks for the note adam. I need to write more notes on Ser's wines. I haven't popped one of these yet. Coastview is a site that usually has so much structure I don't like to touch it for 5 years. Nicole doesn't make BIG wines, all of them are restrained and elegant. Will be watching for other note...
by Steve Anderson
May 10th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Ser Winery offers
Replies: 7
Views: 1079

Re: Ser Winery offers

I have a bottle of the 2016 Wirz Sparkling Riesling that I haven't opened yet, but I truly enjoyed a bottle of the 2018 Orange Muscat purchased at retail last year and thought it was a bargain at $18. Didn't take notes, but we also enjoyed the 2016 Cabernet Pfeffer and 2017 Wirz Riesling at the 7% S...
by Steve Anderson
May 6th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6425

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Opened the 2nd of 2 2018 Rose of Pinot Noir from Berserker Day 2019 on a warm San Diego evening last night. My wife said "Wow, this is so good - do we have any more?" Told her no, but that I knew where I could get the 2019 at a great price. Green light given, order in! Isn't it nice when y...
by Steve Anderson
May 4th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meroi Vigna Dominin Merlot - any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Meroi Vigna Dominin Merlot - any opinions?

Thanks - should have mine in hand in the next 2-3 weeks. Cheers!
by Steve Anderson
May 3rd, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meroi Vigna Dominin Merlot - any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Meroi Vigna Dominin Merlot - any opinions?

Paul - thanks for the update. Haven't picked mine up yet, but glad to hear they are worth the $13! [wink.gif]

Cheers, [cheers.gif]

Steve
by Steve Anderson
April 27th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hospice du Rhone Zoom event 4/25
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Hospice du Rhone Zoom event 4/25

Jeff - enjoyed hanging out with you at HdR 2018 and we were so looking forward to the 2020 event. Agree that the on line event was interesting and fun overall, and with the exception of one participant's audio issues, greatly exceeded my expectations. No substitute for the real thing, but easily the...
by Steve Anderson
April 26th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 52
Views: 3554

Re: Hiyu

I didn't know wine could literally smell like farts until Hiyu. Their Smockshop cider is pretty good though. You haven't had much French wine I take it? Farts/brett galore. 10 bottles in, and tasted most of the current lineup back in September, and have yet to smell farts in Hiyu/Smockshop wines. A...
by Steve Anderson
April 24th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 52
Views: 3554

Re: Hiyu

One of my recent favorites is the 2016 Hiyu Halo Spring Ephemeral. The description speaks to what Nate is trying to achieve in many of the wines: " This is the palest of the red wines made from the own-rooted Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris planted on the central hill at Hiyu. Four barrels were made...
by Steve Anderson
April 24th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 52
Views: 3554

Re: Hiyu

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by Steve Anderson
April 24th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hiyu
Replies: 52
Views: 3554

Re: Hiyu

I wanna open up a discussion about Hiyu, including Smockshop and Hiyu as well. Ive had one bottling of Hiyu (the Aura released this winter), several bottles of Smockshop (some pinot, a Grenache blend, maybe one or two others). IMO these wines are fantastic. They should a very cool sense of place, e...
by Steve Anderson
April 22nd, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Surprise Bday Party in the Age of COVID - the CFu bottle share method. SQN-Gonon-Macdonald-'89 Pichon Baron etc...
Replies: 13
Views: 1232

Re: Surprise Bday Party in the Age of COVID - the CFu bottle share method. SQN-Gonon-Macdonald-'89 Pichon Baron etc...

Travis - what an awesome surprise for the b-day boy I'm sure. Some of the SD crew will be doing a share on Friday, no doubt inspired by the Fu'ster's IG posts as well. Still kicking myself for not visiting Priorat when we were in Barcelona last year, but have picked up a few bottles of Nit de Nin Ca...
by Steve Anderson
April 18th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3880

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Wax is the most misunderstood seal. Stick your corkscrew though the top and pull. If you chip or cut it, you don’t know what you’re doing. I open(ed) bottles for a living and even a 1% chance of the wax chipping off and falling into the wine is too often for my liking. Plus, you can't flip the cork...
by Steve Anderson
April 2nd, 2020, 10:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie Virtual Tasting--Tuesday, 4/7 @ 5PM PT with Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui
Replies: 310
Views: 11591

Re: Rivers-Marie virtual Zoom tasting event next week w/ Thomas Rivers Brown and Will Segui

Will try to get home from work in time, but either day would work for me.
by Steve Anderson
April 2nd, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Meroi Vigna Dominin Merlot - any opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Meroi Vigna Dominin Merlot - any opinions?

I grabbed a 6-pk tonight as well. I’ve only had a Meroi Chard, but that impressed me enough to take a flyer on the Dominin Merlot at a pretty risk free price. I see that IWR gave the wine a glowing 95pt review in 2016 and put the drinking window out to 2034. I don’t see much else on it.
by Steve Anderson
March 8th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *EXTENDED FOR CORONA!*
Replies: 70
Views: 6622

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

Ha! No offense to Mike, but I am not a Pobega kind of guy. They’ll get a proper rest. [cheers.gif]
by Steve Anderson
March 7th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *EXTENDED FOR CORONA!*
Replies: 70
Views: 6622

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*

BD Sampler Pack Arrived. Looking forward to giving one a try after a suitable resting period!
by Steve Anderson
March 5th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with all the thread dredging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1419

Re: What's with all the thread dredging?

I do admit that I occasionally roll my eyes after hitting Post 10 in a thread before realizing the posts are from 2015...that said, I am all for thread dredging to see the original perspectives on the thread, followed by the new. Nice for dredged tasting notes as well, to see how a wine may have cha...
by Steve Anderson
January 7th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 6685

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: 1985

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: 51
Views: 6346

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: 65
Views: 8391

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: 4021

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: 4480

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: 15670
Views: 810646

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: 5360

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: 119
Views: 11520

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: 1715

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: 1189

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: 548

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: 194
Views: 12197

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: 467

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: 194
Views: 12197

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: 2780

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: 15670
Views: 810646

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: 2780

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

Just saw that Sean beat me to the link!

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