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by John Cabot
August 10th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3017

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Wait, the research hasn't been done? There is a lot of certainty in this thread for not having any actual scientific data. Come on. It's 2019. Who needs science when you have belief? If there's emotional resonance to your idea, then it's a good one. And you're entitled to hold it with all your stre...
by John Cabot
August 10th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3017

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

Greg, I accept that John is sincere in his beliefs, and maybe even correct. But I'm a little surprised there hasn't already been better research done on this. John: You may very well be right in your statements, but should also note that compounds don't have to be naturally gaseous to get into the ...
by John Cabot
August 9th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3017

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

So.. my vineyard is surrounded by cannabis growers on all sides. These grows have been operating for over 10 years now. The odor in the fall is STRONG. I have never smelled or tasted even the slightest hint of cannabis related characters in my wine. I am a licensed cannabis grower as well. So you ma...
by John Cabot
August 8th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3017

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

I can tell you definitively that there is no possible way for wine grapes to be tainted by cannabis flowers in any way. The resin that is produced by cannabis flowers is a solid and cannot be airborne. There's no chemical way the aroma from these flowers can bind with sugars or the skins of grapes ...
by John Cabot
August 7th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3017

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

I can tell you definitively that there is no possible way for wine grapes to be tainted by cannabis flowers in any way. The resin that is produced by cannabis flowers is a solid and cannot be airborne. There's no chemical way the aroma from these flowers can bind with sugars or the skins of grapes ...
by John Cabot
August 7th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3017

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

I can tell you definitively that there is no possible way for wine grapes to be tainted by cannabis flowers in any way. The resin that is produced by cannabis flowers is a solid and cannot be airborne. There's no chemical way the aroma from these flowers can bind with sugars or the skins of grapes a...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

The Syrahs from John are always among my favorites - so rustic and expressive, it's the wine I go to when I want to feel like I'm with my friend (both the wine AND the winemaker). They are all SO different, as well - I remember when he launched Marier vineyard and it was strikingly different on the...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Peter Shurman wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 4:25 pm
So I finally decided John ... [cheers.gif]
Thank you for supporting us a this time Peter! We wouldn't be here if it weren't for guys like you. [thankyou.gif] grouphug
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Hello, Long time lurker, first time Berserker. Happy to support this winery with a 6 pack of Aged Cab and Confluence, and a 6 pack of Aged Syrah. Oh, I couldn't make a note on the purchase order.... Please hold for better shipping weather. Thanks! Patrick Thank you Patrick! We'll send you a note wh...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Thank you all for the orders and support. I'd like to take this opportunity to offer replacements for any corked or less than pleasurable bottles you've come across from us from the past years. It's part of the deal using natural cork for closures but I'm happy to replace them. No questions asked. P...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

I remember my first Cabot - Bill Weir, legendary Pinot Noir grower, shared one with me some years back. Striking wines, haunting, delicious. Wild wines, that taste of the frontier, totally unique, that last forever. Cabot is benchmark Syrah for me. Wow. That's awesome Bill shared that with you. Ive...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

In. Sorry to hear about the lost Syrahs, which I've been enjoying from earlier years. Look forward to their return. In the meantime, looks like I'll be enjoying some new Pinot Noirs - the previous ones have been equally enjoyable to drink as the Syrahs. Thanks Andrew. Fortunately 2016 was beautiful...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

brigcampbell wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Can someone call the house and wake John up? LOL

John, I fixed up some things in the offer regarding the tasting notes for you.
Thanks so much Brig! Looks much better!
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

brigcampbell wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 9:06 am
Can someone call the house and wake John up? LOL

John, I fixed up some things in the offer regarding the tasting notes for you.
I'm up, I'm up! Thanks for the orders and kind words.
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by John Cabot
January 26th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Rick Bollig wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 3:00 pm
In for some Syrah, first time for Cabot. Looking forward to it!

John, who do you use for shipping?
We ship UPS ground. We'll check in with you prior to shipping to make sure temps are in a comfortable range for the travel and you are ready for them.
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

John and Aida are FAR too humble!!! This is Cabot's first release in THREE FREAKIN' YEARS! They've been pummeled season after season with smoke damage due to wildfires, so they've been only able to offer past vintages until now! This is huge news... Good point. Yes, we had a rough string of vintage...
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

Thanks you guys for the orders! If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to to text me at 707 496 5381 or email me at johnjcabot3@gmail.com.
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

FWIW, I have tried all of the new pinots and I think they are excellent. I am especially enamored with the Lost Coast fruit. However, as (most) you know, I am highly prejudiced! flirtysmile Cheers! Marshall [berserker.gif] You are only slightly prejudiced to the female half of this duo - as to the ...
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Re: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

If anyone is interested in some notes on the new pinots check out the Falltacular 2018 Tasting note thread, posted above in the OP. There are a handful of notes from a few people.
by John Cabot
January 22nd, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 2014

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

One way to do it with any wine is to simply leave a glass of it sitting out for a few days to a couple weeks. You can check it each day and taste and smell the progression of the VA. Or leave a partial bottle on the counter and check it periodically. All wines will develope VA if left exposed to oxy...
by John Cabot
January 22nd, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new
Replies: 50
Views: 3165

Cabot Vineyards- Something old, something new

BerserkerDay 10 Something Old, Something New [/b] Hello everyone. Growing grapes on the edge of the wilderness in deep northern CA has been extremely challenging in recent years. Weve been experiencing serious forest fires that have caused varying degrees of smoke taint in the wines from our estate...
by John Cabot
April 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More praise for Cabot (an old friend, a go-to-wine...)
Replies: 10
Views: 567

More praise for Cabot (an old friend, a go-to-wine...)

11 was an interesting year. It was very cold and very late, yet extremely low yield(1/2 ton per acre) so it all worked. Marier is on a steep south slope so it does really well in cool years. Glad the pain from graft wasn't too bad. I'm super interested in the progress they are making with gum regene...
by John Cabot
April 7th, 2018, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Raining cats, dogs and pineapples in Northern California - good or bad?
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Raining cats, dogs and pineapples in Northern California - good or bad?

It's very good for filling irrigation ponds/reservoirs and for soil moisture levels in well drained vineyards.
by John Cabot
March 28th, 2018, 9:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perhaps a silly question, but?
Replies: 81
Views: 2592

Perhaps a silly question, but?

There is also a little know grape called Pinot Meunier in blanc de noir. Not sure how much it is grown in Champagne these days.
by John Cabot
February 17th, 2018, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting article on whole cluster fermentation
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Interesting article on whole cluster fermentation

I've had very mixed results with whole cluster. In general it's been very successful on my estate Syrahs. I love the extra spice and the way it tames the acid a bit. I've not had the best luck with Pinot a from Anderson Valley and our estate Zinfandels. I ferment in small fermentors and my peak temp...
by John Cabot
February 14th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Winemakers
Replies: 31
Views: 1332

Question for Winemakers

I agree with Hardy in regards to the over analysis of my wines. I often find myself dissecting my wines, putting them in pieces in my mind. Honestly a lot depends on my mood. If I'm in a good mood the wine, of course, always tastes better and I can just enjoy it for what it is. Other times I find my...
by John Cabot
February 7th, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the new shipping bans altered your wine purchases.
Replies: 34
Views: 1837

Has the new shipping bans altered your wine purchases.

As if this business wasn't tough enough before
by John Cabot
January 31st, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers - What is your favorite wine produced to date?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Winemakers - What is your favorite wine produced to date?

Daniel Mattisson wrote:Great story. Looking forward to trying one of those when you release it.
It will be fun to put these wines together for sure!
by John Cabot
January 30th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Humboldt County

I'm a southern Cali boy originally. Grew up in Pasadena(La Canada Flintridge)in a mortuary family. My brother went to high school with the writer of Six Ft Under. The show was taken from our family story(no joke). I moved up to Humboldt when I was following the greatful dead around in my teens and e...
by John Cabot
January 30th, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Humboldt County

I think it would be really helpful if someone could give a primer on how to get to Humboldt and get around to the wineries. Well if you drive up the 101 through Mendocino county(a beautiful drive) you'll come into Southern Humboldt County. Andrews winery, Briceland is just out of the town of Redway...
by John Cabot
January 30th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is California's Next Big Region?
Replies: 56
Views: 4306

What is California's Next Big Region?

Well it's as if your wines value went from $40 a bottle to $5, and on top of that you were getting taxed(equivalent) a $1.50 a bottle by the state and paying $1/ sq ft. for your vineyard. Theres no way anyone but the largest concerns can survive in a model like that. Hence so many people opting out ...
by John Cabot
January 30th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers - What is your favorite wine produced to date?
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Winemakers - What is your favorite wine produced to date?

Well the wine is still in barrel but it's an interesting story. Starting in 2015 we got access to a vineyard on the coast of southern Humboldt called Lost Coast. We've been eyeing this vineyard ever since they asked me to consult on what and how to plant it back in 1998. At the time I thought they w...
by John Cabot
January 28th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is California's Next Big Region?
Replies: 56
Views: 4306

What is California's Next Big Region?

I'd like the answer to be Humboldt, which could deliver quality, value, and a fresher style. My guess is that Humboldt is likely to become the next big region in cultivating a different intoxicant, or maybe it already is one. Already there. Doubt there is much land available for vineyards in Humbol...
by John Cabot
January 28th, 2018, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Humboldt County

I personally made Pinot Noir from Elk Prairie in 2015 and 17(deer ate the crop in 16). It's an outstanding vineyard that shines even in less than ideal years. It was planted in 1999 and has been dry farmed for many years now. It has a nice mix of clones, 115, Martini, Pommard, and 777 IIRC. Our exp...
by John Cabot
January 28th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Humboldt County

I personally made Pinot Noir from Elk Prairie in 2015 and 17(deer ate the crop in 16). It's an outstanding vineyard that shines even in less than ideal years. It was planted in 1999 and has been dry farmed for many years now. It has a nice mix of clones, 115, Martini, Pommard, and 777 IIRC. Good to...
by John Cabot
January 28th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Humboldt County

I personally made Pinot Noir from Elk Prairie in 2015 and 17(deer ate the crop in 16). It's an outstanding vineyard that shines even in less than ideal years. It was planted in 1999 and has been dry farmed for many years now. It has a nice mix of clones, 115, Martini, Pommard, and 777 IIRC.
by John Cabot
January 28th, 2018, 11:00 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday

I've had a few people who said they were gone this weekend so I'll keep this open until Monday.
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Thanks you guys for all the orders.
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2018, 1:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

If anyone wants to make any substitutions of reasonably comparable price range, I'm happy to accommodate.
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Humboldt County
Replies: 38
Views: 1742

Humboldt County

It's hard to generalize on recent vintages because the region is so large and diverse. In Eastern Humboldt we've had a long string of good to great vintages. I am particularly excited about 2017 in southern Humboldt, regarding Pinot noir and white varietals. The vineyards I work with had low to medi...
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Thanks everyone. If anyone has any special requests please don't hesitate to ask. I want to make sure everyone gets what they want.
Cheers
by John Cabot
January 27th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Edward H. Earles wrote:I'm getting a message from PayPal saying, "Things don't appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later". Is anyone else experiencing this?

Edit: I was able to get things to work later.
Sorry about this. I have no idea what was going on with PayPal. All is well now.
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Peter Shurman wrote:Always a tough decision on what Cabot 6 pack offers to buy ... damn you John ... [cheers.gif]
I do my best..;-)
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Mark C wrote:Not seeing the Aged Confluence Pack on the page http://www.cabotvineyards.com/2017Beserker.cfm . . .

We can just do the paypal shuffle as in years past if that works for you; send me a PM to confirm!
I'm sorry Mark. That was last year's link. We're all set now.
by John Cabot
January 26th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep

Mark C wrote:In for an aged confluence pack. How much longer will they age?

Love your wines, John.
Not sure Mark. They haven't changed much in the last five years so I assume they'll go another 5-10 just fine.
by John Cabot
January 15th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday
Replies: 49
Views: 3556

Cabot - Rollin in the deep..still Rollin till Monday

Once again, we are offering a variety of library wines, with a few newbies thrown in. These wines have been quietly resting in our winery since bottling. All wines other than our Pinot Noirs from Anderson Valley are from our organically farmed, own rooted and estate grown vineyards here in Orleans, ...
by John Cabot
January 12th, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beware them out of state shipping costs
Replies: 47
Views: 3215

Beware them out of state shipping costs

Ill offer a bit of perspective. With my negotiated shipping rates I can ship a case of wine from my winery, in the most remote area in northern CA. to NY, NY for $36 a case. One particular third party shipper(not mentioning names) that would allow me to still ship from my winery using their permits ...
by John Cabot
November 11th, 2017, 2:15 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2017 West Coast Vintage Weather Thread
Replies: 662
Views: 49300

2017 West Coast Vintage Weather Thread

What are you putting in the new 9 acre block Casey?
by John Cabot
November 3rd, 2017, 12:42 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Smoke Taint
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Smoke Taint

So, while I decided not to harvest our estate Syrah(Kimberly's) this year, our other vineyard here in Orleans(Marier) is just a ridge over from Kimberly's and received less smoke, so we decided to make the Zinfandel and Syrah. In years past I've noticed that Zinfandel doesn't show the negative chara...

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