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by AlexS
May 6th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30133

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I love Bryan and Katie, received my tri-tips today and they included a "hope you're staying safe!" note along w/some additional goodies :)
by AlexS
May 4th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11502

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Brian Tuite wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 4:35 pm
I took the regular bottling and the Elysian. Just got bottled last week. [wink.gif]
COMBO BREAKER

Mods - 1 day ban?
by AlexS
April 28th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30133

Re: Another Flannery PSA

cjsavino wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 2:42 pm
California reserve trip-tip’s on sale, 20% off
Word.

Ordered 2.
by AlexS
April 27th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Biggio Hamina Quarantine Fun!

Here's my notes on 2 of them: 2011 WV Pinot Noir - A lovely example of elegant OR Pinot that's mostly secondary and moving into tertiary; imo, this is drinking perfectly right now and should continue to over the next few years. Loses a little bit on day 2 but still quite nice. 2009 Deux Vert Pinot -...
by AlexS
April 27th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4992

Re: How good is Chevillon?

I'll pile on, love me some Chevy although I do think the difference between the "upper-tier" 1er Crus (LSG, Vaucrains & Cailles) is fairly profound over the "lessers" (Bousselots, Roncières, Pruliers, etc). Of course, vintage also factors in.

Also, the Pinot Blanc can be some fascinating shit.
by AlexS
April 25th, 2020, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine pairings for certain cheeses
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Wine pairings for certain cheeses

Champagne is the "tails" of wine - never fails! :)
by AlexS
April 25th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine pairings for certain cheeses
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Wine pairings for certain cheeses

I'm probably going to go against the grain here but I've never been a huge fan of pairing wine with cheese, just usually doesn't work. I also think temperature greatly factors in and cheese at room temp always shows better with wine (not to mention tastes far better too). Disclaimers aside, here's w...
by AlexS
April 25th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30133

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Hey all! Just got our first Flannery order yesterday. Planning to make the 12 oz. NY strips tonight. We don't have a sous vide device or grill, and usually I prepare the steaks with a sear in a cast iron pan first and then put the pan in the oven. Any tips for how I should prepare these? This is a ...
by AlexS
April 25th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30133

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Hey all! Just got our first Flannery order yesterday. Planning to make the 12 oz. NY strips tonight. We don't have a sous vide device or grill, and usually I prepare the steaks with a sear in a cast iron pan first and then put the pan in the oven. Any tips for how I should prepare these? This is a ...
by AlexS
April 22nd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1603
Views: 85523

Re: What did you cook tonight?

ERPark wrote:
April 22nd, 2020, 9:13 am
Didn’t feel like busting out the Lafite to mix up with the cola. We opted for a 2005 Lanson champers. champagne.gif
Personally, I reserve my Lafite for bottled Coke made with sugar - Latour goes far better with cans of corn syrup Coke.
by AlexS
April 21st, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1603
Views: 85523

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Acquired several lbs of really nice, large chanterelles from an experienced forager. Rolled out handmade tagliatelle. Cooked down onions, garlic, white and butter with them. Topped with homegrown organic garlic chives. Zero leftovers from a pretty large qty made for 4 people....... ECBD03B3-7835-45...
by AlexS
April 21st, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13331

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

In for a case - thx again Morgan & Co.!
by AlexS
April 18th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--Friday, April 24th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 111
Views: 3629

Re: Myriad Virtual Zoom Tasting with Mike Smith--You Vote For The Date

I could do 4/24, will try and grab a 2008 Dr. Crane and/or the 2009 Petite Verdot...
by AlexS
April 18th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: RYME 2018 Vermentino "His" and a Most Unusual and Amazing Pairing
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: TN: RYME 2018 Vermentino "His" and a Most Unusual and Amazing Pairing

Wow, both looks and sounds awesome - I don't own a ton of skin-fermented whites but will try and emulate this next time opening one.
by AlexS
April 18th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Old Bolly, old Krug and bunch of old Napa Cabs
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: TN: Old Bolly, old Krug and bunch of old Napa Cabs

Otto, great stuff - you're a fantastic writer.
by AlexS
April 18th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 501
Views: 30133

Re: Another Flannery PSA

I've done many a Flannery hanger indoors with the reverse sear method, they do surprisingly well on the cast iron with little to no oil. Awesome for steak tacos too.
by AlexS
April 17th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: TN: 2016 Nervi Conterno Gattinara

Love Nervi, my go-to Gattinara - thx for the note.
by AlexS
April 17th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21
Replies: 194
Views: 13331

Re: Bedrock Late Spring Impromptu Release - April 21

To that end, we have put together an impromptu Bedrock release, scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st, from which we will donate 20% of profits to organizations assisting folks in the restaurant industry . This release is going to be a little different than usual, as the small quantities make guarantee...
by AlexS
April 15th, 2020, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Couple of Bedrocks With Dinners
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: TN: Couple of Bedrocks With Dinners

Two different Bedrocks consumed during two different dinners. Both were very good with the food, the Schmiedt Road Zin is a restrained beauty. 2016 Bedrock Chardonnay Chuy Vineyard Moon Mountain District Lemony citrus, floral, slightly nutty nose. Lemon pudding, Golden apple flavors, spicy hazelnut...
by AlexS
April 13th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo or Barbaresco. Which and Why
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Barolo or Barbaresco. Which and Why

Gattinara

...

Oh wait, I did that wrong.

dammit
by AlexS
April 13th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11936

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Sounds good Paul but you seem pretty angry - perhaps have a glass of wine first?
by AlexS
April 13th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11936

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Not angry and not looking to make this any more political than it already is; regardless, your initial post reflects an obtuse, single-sided perspective and let's just leave it at that (again, payroll taxes, as one example?).
by AlexS
April 13th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11936

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Shall we start a discussion about who pays the most in payroll taxes? State & local taxes?

How does that saying go - figures never lie but liars figure?
by AlexS
April 12th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11936

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

The top 10% in this country Own it and can pretty much buy whatever-the-hell they want since they are so steenking rich. That's the sum of it. The top 1% in the US also account for approximately 40% of the taxes collected. I guess that they aren’t paying their “fair” share. Which taxes are we talki...
by AlexS
April 12th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11936

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

I saw this earlier in the week and thought they must have accidentally added a zero to the opening bid price. Now I see somebody has actually bid on it. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7396202/2004-Domaine-Leroy-Bourgogne-Rouge Lowest price on WSP is $3,000 so I guess that might end up being a...
by AlexS
April 12th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 11936

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

I saw this earlier in the week and thought they must have accidentally added a zero to the opening bid price. Now I see somebody has actually bid on it. https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/7396202/2004-Domaine-Leroy-Bourgogne-Rouge Lowest price on WSP is $3,000 so I guess that might end up being a...
by AlexS
April 9th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rivers Marie wine are you drinking?
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Re: Which Rivers Marie wine are you drinking?

2017 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Panek

OMFG
by AlexS
April 9th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rivers Marie wine are you drinking?
Replies: 28
Views: 2365

Re: Which Rivers Marie wine are you drinking?

2018 Occidental Ridge Pinot - larger-scaled and beautiful, VERY youthful...that said, opened up beautifully 2-3 hours after opening. Bigger than the 2018 Summa OV but not massive by any means.

TRB has been fire over the past 4-5 vintages.
by AlexS
April 3rd, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery Vacuum Seal
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: Flannery Vacuum Seal

I've had that happen twice, once with a porterhouse :( where the bone went through and also a skirt steak. I would never trust sous vide to maintain the integrity of their vac packs, fine with freezing though.

Would guess it's happening from excess moisture due to quickly paced vac sealing.
by AlexS
April 3rd, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

2018 vintage preview! This is only the beginning of a year filled with killer wines. My note from January, I wasn't quite as effusive aa Mike but I enjoyed it a bunch: 2018 Rivers Marie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir - As advertised, give this a few hours of air then plow through it. Dark garnet, pine nee...
by AlexS
April 3rd, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 66
Views: 3665

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Man.

I sooooo miss 8-10 years ago when it seemed like K&L was offering ex-cellar Lannesan from the 90s/early 2000s at $20-$30 per like every week...
by AlexS
April 2nd, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: **Updated** last day on 2014 Switchback Ridge 30% off a case w/free shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 1867

Re: 2014 Switchback Ridge 30% off a case w/free shipping

Had to grab the Cab, splitting a case with mi padre - thx so much team SBR for such an awesome deal!
by AlexS
March 30th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186794

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

You know, it's funny but Morgan really seems to work the most magic consistently from his "home" vineyard...which is "funny" only because of all the great wine he's made from other vineyards. But man alive, the Bedrock Bedrock just always seems like it's in my top 3 Bedrocks from every vintage, if n...
by AlexS
March 26th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard

Even their "regular" CV Merlot is awesome...ages even better.
by AlexS
March 26th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: 2014 L'Ecole No. 41 Estate Ferguson Vineyard

L'Ecole No. 41 has been making great wine since forever.
by AlexS
March 25th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: TN: 2018 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Summa Vineyard

Appreciate the note, Brian - thx for taking one for the team.
by AlexS
March 25th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 88
Views: 4230

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Air fryer 5 spice wings: 2 lb chicken wings (flats/drummies) 1 cup corn starch 5 spice powder Garlic powder Salt Pepper Place wings onto a baking sheet, pat w/paper towel on each side to remove excess moisture. Sprinkle moderate amount of 5 spice powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper over wings, flip...
by AlexS
March 24th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 3/31/15
Replies: 184
Views: 11383

Re: Sandlands 3/31/15

If the 2012 carignan is anything like the 2011 (open, juicy, not at all what I would call highly structured), I wouldn't worry about popping one now. Five years later it’s still rockin’ solid. Amazing freshness with plenty of tannin still. High delicious factor. 7269851E-1964-442F-BEC3-ADA09A0009FA...
by AlexS
March 23rd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Cinsault (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 23
Views: 1612

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Cinsault (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

Holy man. This is awesome. Unfortunately, unable to access my offsite or passive right now so I'm saying "f*ck it" and drinking bottles as they come in (perfect timing for shipping season!). Since I have 2 bottles of the Cinsault, decided to pop one tonight and all I can say is Brian's note hits th...
by AlexS
March 23rd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Sandlands Cinsault (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)
Replies: 23
Views: 1612

Re: TN: 2018 Sandlands Cinsault (USA, California, Central Valley, Lodi)

Holy man. This is awesome. Unfortunately, unable to access my offsite or passive right now so I'm saying "f*ck it" and drinking bottles as they come in (perfect timing for shipping season!). Since I have 2 bottles of the Cinsault, decided to pop one tonight and all I can say is Brian's note hits the...
by AlexS
March 22nd, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186794

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Rich Brown wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
AlexS wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Rich, appreciate the update - crazy how backwards the 2013s still are!

And please don't tell me that's the only bottle you guys opened...
Sad but true buddy. #WeakSauce

We'll make up for it when we can all get together after this is over!
I don't really know you anymore :(
by AlexS
March 22nd, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186794

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Rich, appreciate the update - crazy how backwards the 2013s still are!

And please don't tell me that's the only bottle you guys opened...
by AlexS
March 19th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 435
Views: 33166

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

BUMP 2017 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard WOW Please tell us a little more...... Ridiculously floral Cab nose, reminds me of 2007 with the brightness of 2012 and a dash of 2005's more cool year complexity - oodles of fresh, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon fruits combined with hints of spice an...
by AlexS
March 19th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 435
Views: 33166

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:45 pm
AlexS wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 6:33 pm
BUMP

2017 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard

WOW
I had the ‘17 GII Empyrean in my right hand and the ‘14 Oakville Farmhouse in my left.
Wait...is that even legal?? ;) [wow.gif]
by AlexS
March 19th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2804
Views: 186794

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

‘14 Oakville Farmhouse, dayum! Happy Birthday to me! 48CEAFA1-8CD3-41BC-BEA5-ABA1454ECDC7.jpeg Happy b-day!!! So how awesome is it?? I only have a couple bottles, need some deets! From a Grassl 1855. Fresh whiff of purple fruit blows off with some swirling. Nutmeg and cedar up front, weightless, bl...
by AlexS
March 19th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 435
Views: 33166

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

BUMP

2017 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard

WOW

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