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by Bill Mauger
December 9th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2017 Goodfellow House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard : This is a pure pinot beauty. It is so clean and neat, as if it is the perfect balance between nature and the winemaker. There is shiny, bright red fruit, and lovely earth and soil components. The wine is an expression of purity, and it is perfe...
by Bill Mauger
December 8th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2018 Pierce Riesling Columbia Gorge: Super delicious bottle of PNW Riesling! Needed a few hours to really get going, and it is quite youthful. With air the bose is restrained still, mostly stones, touch of wet wool, and kaffir lime leaf. Palate is stone fruit, nectarines specifically, with beautifu...
by Bill Mauger
December 8th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Here are pics of the zoo - 2 cats and two dogs... A little taste off tonight 2 entry level wines... 18 PGC Reserve - I believe Jim A said in a thread this is the best version of this wine made. Very open and supple almost borders on overripe and then backs off and wonderful acidity carries the wine ...
by Bill Mauger
November 11th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 45
Views: 2660

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Gents, thanks for the notes.
+1
by Bill Mauger
November 11th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8532

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

With an upcoming trip to OR - went budget conscious even though I really wanted to go all in. 10 Cali Syrah - such a crowd pleaser and 1 each monte rosso & Dolinsek...

Went heavy on last release so...
by Bill Mauger
November 9th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Todd Hamina wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 3:04 pm
I'm in France currently, then Italy until the 21st. Next time!

And I'll put it in my phone!!!
Awesome - enjoy the travel. Will be a priority on the next trip!
by Bill Mauger
November 9th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Mark Y wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 8:52 am
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Altho Marcus is super hospitable and will get you hammered before lunch if you aren’t careful ;).
I'm glad he is my last appointment of the day and I can walk to dinner and accomadations [wink.gif]
by Bill Mauger
November 9th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Let me just say OR has become our favorite wine producing region. In large part this is due to the producers who so willingly participate and offer so much insight into the region on this board. I'm a longtime lurker and do not post much although I am an enthusiastic participant on BD's. This is in ...
by Bill Mauger
November 8th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Bill, Cameron has an effective way of dealing with these problems. https://i.imgur.com/hzTo32e.jpg RT Ha Richard, Love the wines! As Marcus pointed out in an earlier thread this year (that also had some nastiness) two must try vineyards are Cos Electrique and Abbey Ridge. Funny thing though - my wi...
by Bill Mauger
November 7th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5120

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Just catching up here. I'm pretty flexible as a wine producer, I know Walter Scott is as well. Is it news that being over an hour late to an appointment is bad form? Much less, is it news that October is harvest time in Oregon? Ok I'm done. I hope to avoid pitfalls and bad form on my upcoming trip ...
by Bill Mauger
October 9th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019

Everyone beat me to it. I very, very rarely let the somm pick. I very, very rarely consult the somm at all. But at Frasca, I give a budget and let them choose. It has always served me well. Frasca is one of my favorite restaurants, period. Could not agree more with Ryan! Frasca’s strength is Bobby ...
by Bill Mauger
October 9th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Wine list help - Frasca October 2019

Whoops
by Bill Mauger
September 6th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Hey Jason,

I spend a lot of time in Northern MI. 3 weeks this year in Harbor Springs. Love route M22 and have great friends in Glen Arbor. Mawby is a great visit.
by Bill Mauger
September 6th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

31/40/56 @ 20% off Crazy good deals - As a long time Rhys customer this is amazing qpr and for my taste flat out better. Particularly PN -
by Bill Mauger
September 6th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Like Jason inquiry in for 3 cases! And maybe a couple extras - so excited for these [cheers.gif]

May have blown ordering for BD11 or maybe a chance to restock.
by Bill Mauger
September 5th, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live
Replies: 23
Views: 1542

Re: Goodfellow 2017 Single Vineyard Release - Live

Oh my! 11 wines and the descriptions/food pairing recommendations etc...I know I desire multiples of each and need to inquire about any possibilities of large formats Just 😮 [wow.gif] flirtysmile
by Bill Mauger
September 5th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5561

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

What a great thread (except for the bickering)! Hopefully will be visiting the WV again in Nov. So many great ideas and new discoveries. Marcus what an informative list - many board favorites and BD participants - many of which we have supported. Oh boy, choices to make! Perhaps I'll start another t...
by Bill Mauger
March 6th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 8821

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

Gerard Bouley and Lucien Crochet are our go to producers. Unlike many here not a fan of Merry Edwards perhaps oak treatment?
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: THANK YOU!
Replies: 8
Views: 1188

Re: THANK YOU!

Bill,

Fired up to try your wines! Don’t worry I’ll look you up when in OR next.

Bill
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9229

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

I'm thrilled that I got to use Preview day to plan and start buying. Most of today's offers I wanted came up early, so I was basically done by around 1 PM. I had a blast enabling others. The selections this year were unbelievable! Everyone really pulled out the stops in their offers this year. I ha...
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1430

Re: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

Hi Doug, Love RR fruit - I had an appointment with John I had to cancel in 2014 but have always wanted to try his wines. I really shouldn’t order more wine today but will give Red Electric a try. Was thinking just the three pack but I ordered the four pack from FB last year and tripled the order thi...
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9229

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Rich,

You will love the crack!

Bill
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9229

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Franny Beck, Goodfellow, Paetra, Sandler, Calluna, Spanish Gourmet & Flannery....

Still debating a 3 or 6 pack from another OR producer that would be new to me.

Oh yeah 102 bottles with 54 from one of those listed above - Yikes!

Great day
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Extended: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO OFF. Shipping everywhere
Replies: 61
Views: 3713

Re: Franny Beck Wines Screaming BD 10 Deals - WE WENT DEEP! UP TO 40% OFF with potential for more! Shipping everywhere

Michael,

Drank both those 15’s so was glad to have a chance to reload - still hanging on to the 15SV’s so vertical and horizontal’s are possible. Will introduce your wines to some friends as well [cheers.gif]
Bill
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 129
Views: 6156

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Hi Bill,

Psyched to try your wines - ordered a #2 & #3 - like Rick I live in CO and was overcharged on the shipping.

Bill
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Calluna Vineyards Deals with Shipping Included #BD10
Replies: 38
Views: 1849

Re: Calluna Vineyards Deals with Shipping Included #BD10

Each year I make sure to try one new winery - never have I ordered a case - well had to pick up one of each 6 pack!

Sorry I missed the pro tip and processed two orders.

Look forward to sampling...

Cheers,

Bill
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 4277

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Hi Marcus,

E-mail sent - Holy crap in for 3+ cases - and in on all offers! Can't have to much Goodfellow in the cellar.

Bill
by Bill Mauger
January 26th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 4277

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Oh My!!! I’ll be going deep what a fabulous line-up! Thanks for the Cuvee sounds interesting- I mean SV selections blended from three great and different sites [thankyou.gif] [thankyou.gif]

Will use the credit card that goes to the office address for this order [help.gif]
by Bill Mauger
January 23rd, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars
Replies: 29
Views: 1972

Re: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars

Hi Marcus, In for a case of crack if available - still have 6 bottles of the 14 and I am trying to keep my hands off but oh so good yet primary! Way overdue for a vvisit and order but your basic WV has been a house pour over the last 3 vintages. I found your library pack from a couple years ago and ...
by Bill Mauger
January 23rd, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Franny Beck Wines
Replies: 19
Views: 1582

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Franny Beck Wines

Hi Michael, I ordered your four pack last year and just popped a couple corks last week - my wife and I were very impressed! We have come to really appreciate OR wines and more importantly the farmers, winemakers and people. We plan to visit the area again in the upcoming year. You asked for feedbac...
by Bill Mauger
November 19th, 2018, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 7445

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Just like Brian above - I decreased my bottle count substantially and also my total typical dollar amount. In the old days I purchased around a case and a half per release and more recently a case + maybe a 1.5 or two. Interestingly, my purchase this time was focused on PN (8 bottles total including...
by Bill Mauger
April 24th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture
Replies: 150
Views: 10176

Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture

Thanks Jeff!

Excited to try the wine as Sicily is indeed a special place!
by Bill Mauger
April 24th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture
Replies: 150
Views: 10176

Esther Mobley (SFChron) on Kevin Harvey's (Rhys) new Italian venture

Better Hurry - My allocated quantity remaining dropped from 6 to 4 - I was planning on 4 so no big deal...but
by Bill Mauger
February 5th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Futures offering, zero posts
Replies: 29
Views: 3156

Rhys Futures offering, zero posts

Peter - thanks, I just checked my previous orders and I did order both sampler packs!
by Bill Mauger
February 5th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Futures offering, zero posts
Replies: 29
Views: 3156

Rhys Futures offering, zero posts

I must admit I am disappointed that the sampler packs in small formats are unavailable. I am sure there is a good reason but we have had a great time comparing the four pinots and the chards side by side.

Still debating on a large format order.
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Sorry Offer Closed
Replies: 92
Views: 4999

JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: Hello Old Friends - NEW OFFER JUST ADDED (original offer sold out)

Just had a nice conversation with John. I always try a new producer to me on BD and with way too much PN on order decided to diversify here. Psyched to try the wine and congrats on the new tasting room in Sonoma!
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2018, 11:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Goodfellow Berserker Day IX offers
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Goodfellow Berserker Day IX offers

Order in for the Rick Allen and The Griswold - looking for a bit more color on the Heritage wines - what makes them so different from the regular bottlings from those vineyards and so much more ageable? Afraid they will outlive me as Marcus is much younger than me! :) the Heritage wines WILL live f...
by Bill Mauger
January 27th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Goodfellow Berserker Day IX offers
Replies: 31
Views: 2282

Goodfellow Berserker Day IX offers

Order in for the Rick Allen and The Griswold - looking for a bit more color on the Heritage wines - what makes them so different from the regular bottlings from those vineyards and so much more ageable? Afraid they will outlive me as Marcus is much younger than me!
by Bill Mauger
January 26th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!
Replies: 68
Views: 4111

Sandler Rolls Back the Prices, 33% Savings on 4 Packs!

Oh man - may have to to up the my order bit on the PN 4 pack but just opened the 14 Boar PN - these punch way above their price point!
by Bill Mauger
January 23rd, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: RIP Paul Bocuse
Replies: 5
Views: 587

RIP Paul Bocuse

Thanks for sharing Robert.
by Bill Mauger
August 5th, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ceritas Mailer
Replies: 21
Views: 2066

Ceritas Mailer

Has the mailer hit - just searched spam and found nothing - will not miss the PB Chard I hope!

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