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by AlexS
September 15th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1437
Views: 96453

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Rich Brown wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 9:49 pm
2013 Compagni Portis

[media] [/media]
^ I love this.

So the 2013 Compagni was still a little youthful?
by AlexS
September 11th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 125
Views: 9609

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I’ve opened one bottle so far, a 2014 back in March. This wine is ridiculously good. Sitting here typing this, I can still taste it. Brilliant wine. Due to the generosity of a fellow Berserker, I too was able to try the 2014 last year and completely agree - absolutely fantastic juice. I do wish all...
by AlexS
September 11th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 52
Views: 3645

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

When I think of “terroir” in Napa, the vineyard that most comes to mind is ToKalon, in Oakville. It is clearly one of the best vineyards and certainly the biggest name. No one doubts its quality. A bottle of wine with the name “ToKalon” on it carries consistently higher prices than any other large ...
by AlexS
September 9th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 571

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

Any decent Thai curry w/tofu, also love a good Indian veggie Korma (or most any Indian-style veggie curry). And speaking of Asian, a really great Chinese place near me makes a Sichuan-style salt & pepper dish dry fried w/tofu that's sooooo addictively yummy. So many good pasta dishes it's hard to kn...
by AlexS
September 5th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5196

Re: Another Flannery PSA

As I've always understood it, browning is from the dry aging process (oxidation) - it's nothing to be concerned about. If I survive the night I’ll let you know. champagne.gif Steaks were great, just like the last time I had these concerns. You best survive man...otherwise, no way we'll survive in t...
by AlexS
September 5th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5196

Re: Another Flannery PSA

As I've always understood it, browning is from the dry aging process (oxidation) - it's nothing to be concerned about.
by AlexS
August 27th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2188

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Probably some super young Lannesan because of all the immediate fruit you need now neener
by AlexS
August 26th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3224

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Red beans and rice, biscuits & mashed potatoes w/gravy from Popeyes = yum. I do still give KFC the edge for coleslaw tho.
by AlexS
August 26th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3224

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando Dude, you lost me at "sando" Reedin’ be tuff fo you cheesebillies....... cheesehead Whatevs breh - at least I can still afford my NBA tickets ;) neener Regardless,...
by AlexS
August 26th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3224

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

ERPark wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 9:07 am
So I went on a bit of an odyssey thru southeastern Atlanta this past Wednesday afternoon, in my quest to have the Popeyes chicken sando
Dude, you lost me at "sando"
by AlexS
August 25th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2005 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Appreciate the TN, sounds great - only vintage of Thomas I own, need to dig a bottle out.
by AlexS
August 23rd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1968
Views: 165751

Re: Steak Porn

So lava seems to suck for cooking a steak???

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That said, lava is soooooooo effing awesome.
by AlexS
August 23rd, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

William, I'll definitely bow to your experience w/Foillard - 2009 Côte du Py was actually my first vintage! That said, the 2011 iteration has always come off as aging on a slightly faster track, at least to my palate.
by AlexS
August 23rd, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: TNs: 15 Fourrier, 17 PYCM

Last night's wines: 2015 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne A bit concerning on first PnP sip. A little Californication going on, with a somewhat candied feel – like a Littorai. Noticeable oak. Uh-oh has Fourrier crept toward the dark side? Confirmation bias creeping in? But with some...
by AlexS
August 23rd, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: TN: 2011 Jean Foillard - Morgon "Côte du Py" (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Doug, not Brian but I've consumed a few of these over the years and I'd say it's the vintage trumping producer. The last 2009 I drank seemed like it could go for another 10-20.

And Brian, thx for the update - will be opening my last bottle this winter, I think.
by AlexS
August 22nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

Btw David, fantastic note - some high praise from you, gonna have to dig one of these out.
by AlexS
August 22nd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Re: TN: 2015 Bedrock Wine Co. Lorenzo's Heritage

Rich Brown wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Brian Tuite wrote:
August 22nd, 2019, 6:07 am
Still sitting on my ‘09.
I think that bottle might be immortal. Just a structured beast of a wine!!
+1 and I feel like we talk about this in every Bedrock thread! Haha.
by AlexS
August 17th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

This one: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61b5NP5tAjL._SY355_.jpg Why? Because the "Hungry-Man Selects Mesquite Flavored Classic Fried Chicken" provides: 1050 calories, 72 grams of fat, 60 grams of carbohydrate, 44 grams protein, 18 grams of sugar, and 2060 milligrams of sodium 2060...
by AlexS
August 17th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting notes are a challenge, some wines are worth the effort...
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Tasting notes are a challenge, some wines are worth the effort...

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 1:53 pm
$70 for 1986 Gloria?

Ouch. It was under $20 on release.
I feel like Gloria was still only $25ish 10-15 years ago...

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Nice notes Anton, glad you got to share some fun wines with the fam.
by AlexS
August 13th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land
Replies: 24
Views: 1421

Re: Water quality agency claims vintner’s business improperly cleared Cloverdale land

Alan Rath wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 5:22 pm
If he does, I'll be impressed. And a little frightened [wow.gif]
Well, I suppose you referring to yourself in the 3rd person was only inevitable ;) neener
by AlexS
August 13th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2084

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Ziereisen is my fave, Chards are amazing too.
by AlexS
August 11th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond

That was ultimately my impression as well, although last glass poured after it received a few hours of air was certainly the best.
by AlexS
August 10th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond

Nice to see the update on the ‘12 Pellet. That was my favorite of the ‘12 Quivet cabs when it was released, but I haven’t had one in about 3 years. I’ll check in on one soon based on your note, Alex. Did you buy the 2012 Myriad Cabs too? If so, I had the 2012 NV last month - still a bruiser but vas...
by AlexS
August 10th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond
Replies: 14
Views: 1087

Re: TNs: 2017 Myriad Cabs, Napa Valley and Round Pond

Steve L Gellman wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Opening a 2012 Dr Crane tonight
Mike's 2012 Cabs really seem to be in a nice place - had a Quivet Pellet last week, total smoke show.
by AlexS
August 8th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Hi Robert, On the face, your reading of the situation is certainly plausible. When all the facts come out, you will see that the first clause of your next to last sentence is closer to the truth, and there was nothing willfully done to ignore or circumvent anything. Maybe some day I will write a bo...
by AlexS
August 8th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

to Alex S: You destroy your point while making it. Rural people often look askance at anybody new in the area. Doesn't matter if they're white, black, yellow, red or brown. Doesn't matter if they have three eyes, five arms or coneheads. What do you expect? They're from Away, as we say here in Maine...
by AlexS
August 6th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 47
Views: 5902

Re: Marcassin

Honestly, I'm kinda happy it's taking this long - 2013 Chard will be nicely aged by the time it ships!
by AlexS
August 6th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

I don’t buy it Alex. The whole thing is more than a little off. Maybe Darren's a racist, I have no clue. But as someone who has worked in semi-rural, heavily white locales with POC coworkers, I can tell you his description of how the local townies may have viewed Rhys and their minority contractors...
by AlexS
August 5th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

I don’t buy it Alex. The whole thing is more than a little off. Maybe Darren's a racist, I have no clue. But as someone who has worked in semi-rural, heavily white locales with POC coworkers, I can tell you his description of how the local townies may have viewed Rhys and their minority contractors...
by AlexS
August 5th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

I don’t buy it Alex. The whole thing is more than a little off. Maybe Darren's a racist, I have no clue. But as someone who has worked in semi-rural, heavily white locales with POC coworkers, I can tell you his description of how the local townies may have viewed Rhys and their minority contractors...
by AlexS
August 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Darren Delmore’s bizarre and racist post should be addressed by the moderators, if not get him banned. Latinos in the Anderson Valley? Is he sure they weren’t Ugandans in disguise? Why should Rhys not be unmarked? I understand that locals without money or vineyards prefer growers who are open to th...
by AlexS
August 4th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

It took nearly 4 years of back and forth with the City of Milwaukee before they granted permits for adding needed infrastructure to my existing business -- could we just have easily ignored the city because, philosophically, we felt the regulations were silly? Absolutely. Would doing so have been w...
by AlexS
August 4th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Greg, can you fix your post so the quotes reflect the authors? Then we can discuss the actual issues, but my point is that I do believe there can and should be mutual cooperation between the regulators and the regulated. Sure, when bad actors get truly out of line, it becomes a legal, maybe even cr...
by AlexS
August 4th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 3980

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Bud Carey wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:26 am
Tasted with Mike and Leah yesterday. Screw the shipping costs. Had to buy some more Napa, plus Three Twins, and Steltzner.
Wines are exceptional!!
Awesome, appreciate the report - even though my wallet's still yelling at me, makes me feel better about buying a couple of each.
by AlexS
August 4th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Pretty sure he was just setting the scene, Tom.
by AlexS
August 4th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock CuveeKaratas Semillon MonteRosso '15..(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: TN: Bedrock CuveeKaratas Semillon MonteRosso '15..(short/boring)

This is a wine that truly needs age - 2009 from a few months back was just hitting it's prime. I'll second that - prime time drinking for sure with plenty left in the tank. Appreciate the generous bring my friend - real treat to drink for sure! and per Tom's comment.....definitely a damn shame that...
by AlexS
August 3rd, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26834

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Peter Petersen wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 5:54 pm
It is interesting to check ownership of Parducci and then at whatever comes up on a search for that entity.
Care to expand?
by AlexS
August 3rd, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock CuveeKaratas Semillon MonteRosso '15..(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: TN: Bedrock CuveeKaratas Semillon MonteRosso '15..(short/boring)

This is a wine that truly needs age - 2009 from a few months back was just hitting it's prime.
by AlexS
July 29th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12380

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Apologies for the dupe post, was just trying to inflate my meager post count.
by AlexS
July 29th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12380

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Yeah, I maxed my wish list for the Areio but only got 1. Also went for some Sky and and a 4th Compagni but no dice. Really only bummed about the Compagni tho :(
by AlexS
July 29th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12380

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Yeah, I maxed my wish list for 6 Areio but only got 1, was hoping for 2. Also went for some Sky and and a 4th Compagni but no dice.

Really only bummed about the Compagni tho :(
by AlexS
July 29th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4527

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Thx guys
by AlexS
July 29th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4527

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

joeduncan wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Seems like a great deal on the 2010 LdH Cubillo just sent out.
How much?? Paid $26 locally, fantastic QPR and might even be better than the 2008 Cubillo.
by AlexS
July 28th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 47
Views: 5902

Re: Marcassin

According to Jen, 2013 offer "will be out soon" but that was back on June 13th.
by AlexS
July 25th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 54
Views: 3980

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

^ +1

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Well, probably more like 8 bottles...

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