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by Vincent Fritzsche
April 13th, 2021, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 6740

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Brig, that’s an interesting idea at some level. I was thinking the same thing and given the lengths people go for frost protection I wonder if a temporary green house might be possible for at the the most valuable of plots. Let’s not ask if it’s natural.
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 13th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 6740

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

As I understand things, frost damage isn’t always immediately apparent. Yes you can have obviously frosted shoots but buds can take days or more to reveal the extent of damage. I’ve heard of situations where it looks like things might be ok but then no. And vice versa, where buds that surely were co...
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 7th, 2021, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 6740

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

26F in Nuits at 6am. The temp is one thing. The length of time sub freezing is a huge factor. Can’t imagine the losses, simply horrible.
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 7th, 2021, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponzi Vineyards purchased by Bollinger
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

Re: Ponzi Vineyards purchased by Bollinger

That sounds like some kind scheme Chris, hmmm 😂
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 7th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 6740

Re: Killer frosts again - Cote D'Or 2021

Yeah, I checked the morning temps in France before going to bed last night here in Oregon. Widespread 27F readings in the Cote d'Or, Chablis and Champagne. I didn't bother checking Loire locations. A serious, widespread killing frost. Seems really bad this year. And yes, I saw pictures where clearly...
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 7th, 2021, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponzi Vineyards purchased by Bollinger
Replies: 48
Views: 2173

Re: Ponzi Vineyards purchased by Bollinger

I think Bollinger does a lot more for the local brand than KJ, that's got to be at least part of it Jim.
by Vincent Fritzsche
April 3rd, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9310

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

I find that irrigation is mostly about control that is not really related to wine terroir. That’s really the issue. People mostly water to ensure yields. They water because the vines might look like they need it if they don’t. They water to deliver other inputs to the vine. They water because it’s o...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 30th, 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Oregon vs. Burgundy: So WHY are they incomparable or comparable to you in terms of flavors/aromas/terroir?
Replies: 48
Views: 2660

Re: More Oregon vs. Burgundy: So WHY are they incomparable or comparable to you in terms of flavors/aromas/terroir?

I had an interesting chance to try Domaine Drouhin Oregon wines along with a recent vintage ('17?) village Vosne from Drouhin. The red fruits in all the wines were familiar, perhaps cousins rather than siblings. But the Vosne had a tight, mineral finish that 1) didn't drink as well as the younger DD...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 30th, 2021, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: TN: 2018 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard

Thanks for the note, glad you liked it. I do have some cases of this still, just released in November and yes, still a puppy. Someone emailed me recently asking for drinking windows for my wines and I go back and forth. It's hard to know when people will like things best - the tension of youth, the ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 28th, 2021, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is 2017 Echezeaux too early to drink now?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: is 2017 Echezeaux too early to drink now?

If you haven't had the wines and you understand they will be young, go for it. Winemakers taste the wines from birth. Educate yourself. But make sure you have some to keep for their best days in the future.
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 28th, 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du Pape la Crau
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du Pape la Crau

I had the '12 VT this past winter on a beach trip. Was fantastic, open for business but young as you'd expect. I'm glad to have a couple more and I imagine it will improve but geez, it's ripping good already.
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 28th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon will eventually be better than Burgundy; change my mind
Replies: 160
Views: 8209

Re: Oregon will eventually be better than Burgundy; change my mind

... We’re not tied to a cru classification and there’s LOTS of higher elevation plantable sites to adjust to. How much elevation difference are we talking about? 500 feet? 1000 feet? 1500? Can't be more than 4000. At some point there will be a limit to what elevation alone can accomplish. 500 feet ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 28th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon will eventually be better than Burgundy; change my mind
Replies: 160
Views: 8209

Re: Oregon will eventually be better than Burgundy; change my mind

I think Saul’s point is correct. We’re not tied to a cru classification and there’s LOTS of higher elevation plantable sites to adjust to. Marshall’s point is true too - if you made your name on something, it would seem harder to adjust. But I don’t think too hard. Certainly a future of that would s...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 26th, 2021, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Draper Clone Chard in OR...
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: Draper Clone Chard in OR...

I've never worked with Draper but I'm a big fan of 108, which is featured in my Chardonnay Tardive bottling. I find the acidity and frame of the wine really wants a year and a half elevage on the lees. I used to bottle my Chard only after 10 or 11 months but the 108 essentially made me create the Ta...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 26th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Barral Chested...
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: TN: Barral Chested...

Are we to assume you've already had a tasting note titled "Carignane my wayward son"?
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 19th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Williamette Valley Chardonnay
Replies: 17
Views: 1127

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Williamette Valley Chardonnay

Great note Michael! I’ve been enjoying the ‘18 Goodfellow Chardonnay Ribbon Ridge over several days and didn’t find much reductive match stick quality to it. Haven’t had the WV to be fair. My own wines are on the lees in barrel for 12-18 months before bottling unfiltered. They don’t see time in stai...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 16th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Patricia Green
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: 2019 Patricia Green

James Lyon wrote: March 16th, 2021, 7:49 am As Wooderson might offer, patience, there's a new fiesta in the making as we speak...
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by Vincent Fritzsche
March 15th, 2021, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '00" Corton-Charlemagne 2017...$325!
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

Re: '00" Corton-Charlemagne 2017...$325!

I can't speak for others, but he's lost me as a potential customer. I prefer winemakers like Paul Draper who let their work speak for themselves. And you wonder why winemakers generally avoid these types of forums. In the post you objected to, he praised eight other Oregon chardonnay producers (nin...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 13th, 2021, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Shout out for Vincent Pinot Gris (noir)

Thanks for the post Ron! This red Pinot Gris has been an unexpected hit since my first vintage in 2017. I was inspired to make a full red wine expression of Gris, so three week fermentation on the skins just like I make Pinot Noir. The red fruits and the tannic structure are fantastic, showing its k...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 11th, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?
Replies: 87
Views: 3925

Re: What dessert wine did you drink tonight?

Little taste of Dows Crusted Port, 2004 bottling. Really nice and fully mature, in the zone of what I want from most Late Bottled Vintage but don't usually get.
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 5th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon
Replies: 442
Views: 13859

Re: For Berserker eyes first- new WineBid feature coming soon

Hmm, I'm surprised at the feedback here. Auctions are live things. Show up and get your goods. Don't show and maybe get sniped. It's happened plenty to me. Maybe you show up and still get sniped, but how many times have you gotten a bid in late and won and thought great, where someone else out there...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 5th, 2021, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Price and Van Gogh...
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: TN: Price and Van Gogh...

Cool to see this, thanks Marshall. I really like the ‘19 Blanc and am excited now that I have a few years in with the Zenith vines that have been the source here since ‘18. I will have to grab a few bottles of this to leave in the cooler for a year or two...we really liked it. Is there a reason you...
by Vincent Fritzsche
March 3rd, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Price and Van Gogh...
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: TN: Price and Van Gogh...

Cool to see this, thanks Marshall. I really like the ‘19 Blanc and am excited now that I have a few years in with the Zenith vines that have been the source here since ‘18. And we were just talking about the ‘16 Gamay Bjornson during bottling yesterday. I haven’t had it in a while but I remember it ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 28th, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 146
Views: 9403

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

I recall 1992 DDO Laurene as the first, was priced similar to the regular wine, both low $20s retail at cheap spots in SF. Some of my first real Oregon wines, I remember enjoying both and who knew what was to come.
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 28th, 2021, 10:35 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3422

Re: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Sorry, only seeing this now Tony. I’ll be shipping BD orders starting later this week. Swamped with bottling prep last week and bottling this Tuesday and Wednesday, then I’ll be shipping BD orders followed by spring prerelease orders starting mid March. Thanks for you patience!
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 22nd, 2021, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: TN: 2016 Lagier Meredith Syrah (USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder)

Great note. I enjoyed this recently and am glad for the BerserkerDay six pack I got.
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 17th, 2021, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breezing through Napa (and Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

Re: Breezing through Napa (and Sonoma Valley)

The pleasure was mine, thanks again.
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 17th, 2021, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young vine wines that are epic
Replies: 74
Views: 4607

Re: Young vine wines that are epic

BTW, isn't SQN made from pretty young grapes from the estate vines? I could be wrong, but didn't they buy land and plant a bunch of vines about 10 years ago? Before that they were only negociants? Not an SQN expert by any means but yes I believe they planted their estate vines years after hitting i...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 17th, 2021, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young vine wines that are epic
Replies: 74
Views: 4607

Re: Young vine wines that are epic

BTW, isn't SQN made from pretty young grapes from the estate vines? I could be wrong, but didn't they buy land and plant a bunch of vines about 10 years ago? Before that they were only negociants? Not an SQN expert by any means but yes I believe they planted their estate vines years after hitting i...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 17th, 2021, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young vine wines that are epic
Replies: 74
Views: 4607

Re: Young vine wines that are epic

Chiming in before I wade through Marcus' super long answers... neener [stirthepothal.gif] Young(er) vines can indeed do great things. Eyrie's legendary '75 South Block Reserve was from vines I believe planted in '68, so 8th leaf at most? Marcus make a great point about root systems of young vines b...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 16th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Barn Memories...
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: Liquor Barn Memories...

Funny thing - I was driving through Redding, CA, a few weeks back and visible from I-5 is a location of Liquor Barn. The logo even looked right but maybe I don't remember it correctly. I presume it's a totally different thing but funny to see the old name as I passed by. The last time I drove up to...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 16th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Breezing through Napa (and Sonoma Valley)
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

Breezing through Napa (and Sonoma Valley)

I drove down to Los Angeles from Oregon a few weeks ago, and on the way back I thought I'd take the time to see Napa - somewhere I hadn't been since 2000 when my wife and I moved to Portland from San Francisco. On the way I drove up 101, hoping to detour off the main road at King City to drive throu...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 16th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young vine wines that are epic
Replies: 74
Views: 4607

Re: Young vine wines that are epic

Chiming in before I wade through Marcus' super long answers... neener [stirthepothal.gif] Young(er) vines can indeed do great things. Eyrie's legendary '75 South Block Reserve was from vines I believe planted in '68, so 8th leaf at most? Marcus make a great point about root systems of young vines be...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 16th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon aging rule of thumb
Replies: 146
Views: 9403

Re: Oregon aging rule of thumb

Late to this thread, but I can echo the general advice. The ability of Oregon Pinot Noir to age has only grown over the years. That said, I've had a bunch of '80s and '90s wines at 20+ years old and many were fully alive and worthy, so perhaps our old estimates were too conservative. At this point, ...
by Vincent Fritzsche
February 16th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liquor Barn Memories...
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: Liquor Barn Memories...

I shopped at a Liquor Barn in the San Jose area back in the early '90s. Mostly big brand stuff at that point, and decent wine buys but I remember finding the Wine Club when I moved to LA and their pricing and selection blew the Liquor Barn away. Funny thing - I was driving through Redding, CA, a few...
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 30th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!

I remember a Magnum party several years back where there was a pair of '95 SI single vineyards, don't believe Brick House was one, but similar results. Wines were so good people were inspecting the labels to see if the script font "5" was actually an "8" - some were convinced an...
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 29th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4594

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

I can dress as a Game Stop employee. Roaring '20s are back!!
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 29th, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!

I remember a Magnum party several years back where there was a pair of '95 SI single vineyards, don't believe Brick House was one, but similar results. Wines were so good people were inspecting the labels to see if the script font "5" was actually an "8" - some were convinced and...
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 29th, 2021, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4594

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

I am in, whenever, where ever (ok, not harvest time). I've never attended a Berserkerfest, though I'm met many fellow Berserkers over the years. But Todd is absolutely, once we get past this, we need a big meet up and maybe more than one. [berserker.gif]
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 29th, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 9370

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

I bought from:

Lagier Meredith
Cabot
Sandler

And maybe doing a little local trade with Goodfellow.

Thanks for all the love too, was a great BerserkerDay! Patrick Taylor, thanks for the shout, hope you and your crew are well!
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 28th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3422

Re: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

The Redditors can't quit GameStop, I can't quit BerserkerDay!
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 5:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3422

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Thanks Al, always extra special to me when any of the long timers on the wine boards place an order. I owe a lot to sites like this and the community, thank you.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 2:25 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Kelley Fox Wines - BD12 offers
Replies: 38
Views: 3385

Re: Kelley Fox Wines - BD12 offers

Can't recommend Kelley's wines highly enough. Hope the Berserkers are keeping you busy today Dustin! [berserker.gif]
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Violin Wine Pinot noir and Chardonnay Offers
Replies: 46
Views: 1724

Re: Violin Wine Pinot noir and Chardonnay Offers

Any recommendation here, Will's wines have intensity and grace. Just like the man himself! Get on this offer.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 1:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric 2018 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs--BD12 Specials
Replies: 24
Views: 921

Re: Red Electric 2018 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs--BD12 Specials

Huge recommendation here! The Armstrong Vineyard is a special place that I've been lucky to work with since 2010. The Red Electric wines show the site in all its glory. Doug grows the grapes, John Grochau is the winemaker, buy with confidence here.
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3422

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

No worries Vince, there will be more. I appreciate the support!!
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3422

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Todd Hamina wrote: January 27th, 2021, 11:59 am
Marcus Goodfellow wrote: January 27th, 2021, 11:54 am Great wines from a great guy! Really some of my favorites across the line up, and stellar value.
I concur. Vincent is a defender of the faith.
Aww, y'all are nice. I saw Hamina had commented and I was sure you were going to talk shit!! [berserker.gif]
by Vincent Fritzsche
January 27th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EXTENDED Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines
Replies: 56
Views: 3422

Re: Vincent BD12 Offer - Oregon Wines

Lou Recupero wrote: January 27th, 2021, 10:46 am Hi Vincent, apologies I could not find it on your website, but what are the % alc on the 2018 Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge and the 2018 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley "Tardive" bottlings?
Lou, the Ribbon Ridge is 13.0%. The Pinot Noir WV "Tardive" is 13.9%.

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