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by Vincent Fritzsche
August 19th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on these old wines
Replies: 16
Views: 792

Re: Your thoughts on these old wines

I had a couple of 750s of that '81 GdL in past 5-7 years and it was terrific. Gentle like '81s and probably as Chris describes: "good, interesting, classically styled and at the end of a better maturity." I'd be happy to try another one. The 2000 Mas de Daumas I haven't had but the '95 a few years a...
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 15th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 69
Views: 2433

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Vincent, I think I do have strong evidence the terpene drift adheres to grapes, that the terpene in question is of a questionable aroma for wine quality, is not sourced from grapes naturally, and is at a level that should cause me concern that it could impact our ability to control the desirable ar...
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 15th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 69
Views: 2433

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Vincent, Did you read what Tyler said above? There have not been any studies to truly look at this - as far as I or anyone can point to - and Tyler's brief study seems to point in the direction that 'contamination' may be an issue to look further into. The other big issue we are dealing with down h...
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 15th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 69
Views: 2433

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

I’m in Oregon and I think efforts to restrict cannabis in AVAs are absurd. People seem to want proof there is no issue with contamination. I’d love proof there is an issue. John lays out information that makes sense to me. Aromas don’t mean contamination. The dairy farms near some of my vineyards sm...
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 14th, 2019, 6:21 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: 100
Views: 3233

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Vincent Fritzsche has been making Pinots in the WV for over 10 years. His wines are typically elegant with a Burg leaning. Pinots are his specialty but he makes delicious Gamay too. I haven't tried his full lineup. He's been dialing in his style and growing his operation over the past several years...
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 9th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 20
Views: 1151

Re: TN: 1969 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Birth year for me, would love to taste that one. Thanks for the note!
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 7th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1147

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

That’s fantastic, I saw that bottle at Laurel’s but passes in favor of an ‘80s OR Pinot from Cameron. That CdM looked really enticing though. Glad the storage (as I expected) was fine. Not many better places than the Oregon coast for keeping wine.
by Vincent Fritzsche
August 4th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kosta Browne
Replies: 16
Views: 1544

Re: Kosta Browne

Where WBers used to be their core market, it is no longer, as they found the much larger, less picky market in the well-to-do wine hobbyists, who buy based on label status. MUCH bigger market, no fuss. The wine is made for that market - big, bold, unabashed, and gobs of profit. “No fuss” is such a ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 30th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1692

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Ok, here are my notes, warts and all. Overall some lovely wines, more than I expected. But many including my Bjornson are just too marked by the hot dry winds at harvest. 2012 wasn't a hot growing season, it was slightly "behind schedule" throughout the summer, but east winds at the end of September...
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 22nd, 2019, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3149

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Stopped up drains is a good one. Those suck.
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 22nd, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8203

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Oh man, so sorry to hear this news. I may need to forget a bottle of bubbly in the freezer in his honor. Will miss his perspective.
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 20th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3149

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

For me it’s the compliance. We make what’s considered contraband and we need to count the bullets a lot. And then figure out how to express that in gallons. Cleaning is great! Music on, cellar door open, views across the valley. Give me winery work anytime. You can take you “how much wine did you sh...
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 16th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

Etienne from Pradeaux told me how frustrating the rose market is to him. "The market wants it released asap, but the wines need time". I think almost all the top rose wines benefit from a year or two of age. It is a nice situation for the consumer, because a lot of this stuff gets closed out as ret...
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 16th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres

Great note. When Pernot’s wines are on, there are few others I’d rather have. Even the basic Bourgogne can be so good.
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 14th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2687

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Marc Hebrart Champagne
Centenario Tequila blanco
Heater Allen Pils in keg
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 13th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2185

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

I got the '11 Kiser En Haut a few months for $20 hammer price on Winebid. Pretty nice bottle, love that vintage in CA. Also picked up some El Molino Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for $25 and $35 respectively. Vacceli Granite Blanc and Rouge for $20 each. A few Zidarich for $10 and $15. Yes I"m mostly a...
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 12th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 41
Views: 2185

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

Copain Kiser en Haut, $25 Wow, what vintage? How much all in? WT I got the '11 Kiser En Haut a few months for $20 hammer price on Winebid. Pretty nice bottle, love that vintage in CA. Also picked up some El Molino Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for $25 and $35 respectively. Vacceli Granite Blanc and Rou...
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 9th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2399

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Serious question - do people think natural wine isn't much about age worthy, complex, “serious” wine? It seems like people either dismiss natural wine, or stick up for it but essentially say it’s mostly about being fresh and charming, not really wine for complexity or too much serious consideration....
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 8th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire
Replies: 16
Views: 875

Re: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire

Not Sidney Greenstreet? Shout out to you Jazz Butcher fans.

This is incredible. Thanks for posting.
by Vincent Fritzsche
July 2nd, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 7-1-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1416

Re: Impressions 7-1-19

I have a Cave Dog Godello that Bree gifted me that is in the summer queue. Looking forward to trying it.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 24th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Thanks everyone. Yes, we're going on a Monday so no weekend issues. And yes Otay Mesa was always the preferred crossing in the old days, I'll give it a go. Tecate is out of the way but I'd head there if a two hour wait at TJ. Wouldn't mind checking out Tecate again even if it's a lot of mileage. Yea...
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 24th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 29
Views: 1179

Re: Filtering wine sediment

I don't think any of these home filtering techniques sound better than just drinking a slightly cloudy wine. Paper coffee filters, paper towels? I'd just drink the wine.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 23rd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

Thanks for the replies. We’re going to say trip it and plan on a wait at the border on the return (or maybe not?). We’ll probably hit two places, I’m interested in Bodegas Andre Lurton and Finca la Carrodilla, we’ll see if they are available. Any others that might be worthwhile?
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 23rd, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Tips for visiting Valle de Guadalupe?

I’m thinking of a day trip from San Diego to the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja. Any tips on wineries to visit or perhaps avoid? What about food options? Thanks!
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 20th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: Calon Segur 1996

I remember some half bottles of this young in the year 2000, when we’d just moved to Oregon. Sounds like it’s held really nicely, will have to find a bottle at auction or like that.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 17th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3998

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

He's the only guy I ever felt threatened by in the online wine world. I feel empathy for anyone who's obviously tortured. But man he really pushes it to the brink.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 16th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette/McMinnville
Replies: 21
Views: 1806

Re: Willamette/McMinnville

Pizza Capo in Mac is fantastic.

I’ll be at the winery Tuesday afternoon. I’m in the Eola Hills above Brooks.
by Vincent Fritzsche
June 1st, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Nervi Gattinara
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: 1993 Nervi Gattinara

That’s a funky angle too, hard to really see the color. But yeah it’s hardly from the ‘60s or something.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 31st, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Nervi Gattinara
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: 1993 Nervi Gattinara

That's fantastic. That '90s label though, wow!
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 31st, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1992

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

He's turning 80. Get him Caymus. And then get something else recommended here and enjoy both. And when he like the Caymus the best, know you got him his favorite. Can't do better than that.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 31st, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bourgogne-Aligoté
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: Bourgogne-Aligoté

Aligote's its own thing. I don't think I'd rather drink Bourgogne Blanc any more than I'd rather drink Cassis blanc. I like them all. What I love about much Aligote is the seashell minerality combined with a grape fleshiness and snappy finish. It's not usually complicated but it can last for years. ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 28th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 4384

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Try them out for sure. Bryan apparently is big on Holstein cattle for superior flavor. I recall hearing him say grass fed can be great but leaner and the flavor is in the fat. So far I’m loving what I’ve had.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 27th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1643

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Brian, thanks for stopping by and tasting. Glad your daughter was able to taste too. And nice to meet your son too!
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 26th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja
Replies: 3
Views: 460

Re: TN: 1920 Marques de Legarda Abalos Rioja

Yes great note. Saw a few bottles of this in the market but sadly. haven’t had a chance to try it.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 19th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1643

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

I’ll be on the road then but I’m sure you’ll find some Berserkers to visit.
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 18th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?
Replies: 36
Views: 1643

Re: Willamette Valley Memorial Day weekend events?

Yeah definitely come by if you’re out tasting Memorial Day Saturday or Sunday noon-5pm. I can’t be there Sunday but the wines will be. Address is 9360 SE Eola Hills Road. Not sure what’s going on with the block party but definitely come to the Eola Hills!
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 14th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: TN: rootdown GrenacheBlanc '17...(short/boring)

Charlie Carnes wrote:
May 13th, 2019, 11:47 am


It is also one of my favorite Beastie Boys songs!
So how we gonna kick it?
Gonna kick it root down
by Vincent Fritzsche
May 7th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Wait it’s controversial to suggest that Chenin can display waxiness? What?!?
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 18th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Work is lots of Oregon Pinots

I took scattered notes but yes, a good showing for almost everything. 16s are showing more grip and solidity than before. 17s a bit leaner and bright than more recent years, in a good way. My faves were probably Violin Eola Amity 2016 for its nice woven structure and delicate density, and the Patric...
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 10th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embarrassment Of Riches, Wines Of Emidio Pepe, Valentini and Torre Dei Beati
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Embarrassment Of Riches, Wines Of Emidio Pepe, Valentini and Torre Dei Beati

Valentini has been life changing stuff for me. However a recent bottle of 2011 Cerasuolo was reduced and never truly came around even with airtime.
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 4th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what is too hot for shipping?
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: what is too hot for shipping?

I think we can have an overly limited view of appropriate weather for shipping. If it’s 70 in your town, what was the low, 55? 48? What about everywhere else the wine is going on it way to you? When is the exact perfect moment to ship, and then how does everything get out precisely at the moment? No...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 26th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1593

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Bummer on the pre-mox’d Roulot Doug. Good point on much of the Chard coming in before the torrential rain in late September. Megan Joy of Goodfellow and Temperance Hill Vineyard made a good counterpoint at the event that Chard and rain is not like Pinot and rain. So even later stuff probably wasn’t ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 26th, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1593

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Yeah I didn’t pick the Roulot out. I did write the word “finesse” for the first time all day for that wine. Not that othere didn’t have finesse. Really fun tasting, good notes so far.
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 24th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: TN: 2002 Sineann Pinot Noir Resonance Vineyard (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

The Seven Springs thing was unique. It wasn’t sold, the many longtime buyers just got cut out when one out of state buyer cut a long term deal on the grapes. It was really weird at the time. Resonance was Kevin and Carla Chambers’ baby, they wanted to sell and it was available. The new owners obviou...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 9th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6683

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Actually my really contribution here was going to be...

Greg P is back! Good to see your mild and opinionless self back on the boards. 😉
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 153
Views: 6683

Re: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument

Nice catch Mike! Hard to know where to add to this thread. I will re-emphasize the apparent subjectivity of TTB label approval. TTB rejected me for saying “Gamay” on the label. It apparently has to be “Gamay Noir” But I see others like Falia and Whitcraft with simply “Gamay” on the label. No big dea...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 9th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: TN: 2015 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert

Had this a couple months back and though I’d quibble with dale’s original note - I definitely got olives - yeah I’d probably would hesitate to call this blind this as northern Rhône. That said, it’s very good and if I had it in my barrel cellar, I might say it’s like very good warm year Crozes or St...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 7th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP board member Lou Kessler
Replies: 24
Views: 2459

Re: RIP board member Lou Kessler

He was a really good guy, RIP Lou.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 1506

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

If you’re browsing the BerserkerDay deals after dinner, still going strong here! Two White packs left but still have Pinot Noir.

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