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by AlexS
November 11th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carmenere Wines
Replies: 37
Views: 1819

Re: Carmenere Wines

Thx Kris - loved that Cab too
by AlexS
November 11th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carmenere Wines
Replies: 37
Views: 1819

Re: Carmenere Wines

Kris Patten wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Casa Silva makes a good Carmenere and a single vineyard Carmenere Las Lingues.
Used to love both the Reserva and the Las Linguas Reserva -- didn't they do a Las Lingues Cab as well?? Used to be in my market...sadly, haven't seen them for at least a decade or so.
by AlexS
November 11th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bedrock Zin OldVines '14...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: TN: Bedrock Zin OldVines '14...(short/boring)

Appreciate the note and my impressions of the 2014 have been similar, a lesser vintage of Bedrock OVZ that comes off as slightly unbalanced vs. more "typical" vintages.
by AlexS
November 11th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: 2012 Bedrock Syrah Weill a Way Exposition 1-3

Scott - thanks for the check0in. Did you decant ahead of time? I have only had the #1 so far, and found that it started to hit the next gear after 4 or 5 hours. Thinking about popping a #2 around Thanksgiving. I completely agree with this, although I'd probably look to decant for less time, more li...
by AlexS
November 10th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

Thx for the tip...unfortunately, I only have 2014-2016 and the last time I tried both 2014 & 2015 earlier this year, they were quite closed. Maybe I'll spin the 2016s, both regular Fleurie and Tardive. Of course, now I'm thinking about other Beaujolais options...might have to crack a 2009 of somethi...
by AlexS
November 10th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5224

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Wow guys, super appreciate the preview! I'm definitely going to wait a few years before opening.
by AlexS
November 9th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: TN: 2010 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive

Kris Patten wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 8:41 am
I'd roast a whole chicken every 2 or 3 weeks with root vegetables and drink one of these til they were gone or chickens were extinct.
Happen to be doing a chicken on the rotisserie tomorrow, think I'm going for the 2013 Tardive.
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2016 Mount Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Kris Patten wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 6:32 am
This is a winery Constellation could really do something great with, Schrader on the Napa floor for vineyards with Beckstoffer/To-Kalon and this as their mountain property.
Agreed - should certainly be better than the extremely consistent "decent but nothing special" producer that they are.
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12951

Re: Ravenswood library offer

....and I should consider flying back into Milwaukee to hang out with you again when this tasting kicks off ;) Well, Bob did say "virtual" [wink.gif] But hell to the f*cking a yeah man!! Could definitely rouse up a few local winos for a Ravenswood library tasting... I honestly would be interested i...
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2012
Views: 169713

Re: Steak Porn

Do you actually eat that or just stare at it and drool??
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12951

Re: Ravenswood library offer

We should consider a virtual tasting when the wines come in, I haven't heard anything regarding shipping yet. Absolutely and we should consider setting up a separate thread for this, imo. ....and I should consider flying back into Milwaukee to hang out with you again when this tasting kicks off ;) ...
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5224

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Brandon R wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 8:57 am
Mark Y wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Travis @llen wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:32 pm

I’ll open mine. Can’t wait to try.
Really?? I’m in!
Free your self up on 11/22!
I second this motion. champagne.gif
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2308
Views: 149744

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 'Gambrels of the Sky' Grenache, California Normally I don't take a flyer on opening the younger vintages but considering they held this one back, it's actually had a bit more age compared to other recent releases...and dayum, this is pretty awesome - totally perfumey & finesse-driven, just fill...
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12951

Re: Ravenswood library offer

bob poirier wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 7:33 am
We should consider a virtual tasting when the wines come in, I haven't heard anything regarding shipping yet.
Absolutely and we should consider setting up a separate thread for this, imo.
by AlexS
November 8th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Haarmeyer Cellars Mataro, El Dorado County
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: TN: 2016 Haarmeyer Cellars Mataro, El Dorado County

Wow man, sounds excellent!
by AlexS
November 7th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441128

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Edward H. Earles wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 10:18 am
Does anyone know the source of the Sleeper Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley 2016 that's up now?
Yes, declassified lots of:

MacScreamingScarecrowEagleDonald

But don't tell anyone...
by AlexS
November 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin

Looks delicious -- how long do you sauté the carrots before adding water?
by AlexS
November 7th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 86
Views: 5224

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

They sent me an email yesterday, shipment got recalled due to weather concerns :(

Says they're shipping a brand new mag though, pretty awesome customer service! :)
by AlexS
November 6th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 79
Views: 6363

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Wow, I've always found the Lodi Zins to be literally the exact opposite of ripe & alcoholic - easily the most elegant and refrained of Morgan's Zins, at least for my palate. Will admit the 2014 Kirschenmann hasn't done too much for me but neither have the 2014s in general...giving them more cellar t...
by AlexS
November 6th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 79
Views: 6363

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Seems like a lot of folks are skipping the Schmiedt Road...while I know Zinfandel isn't exactly known as the poster child for elegance, anyone on the list who appreciates a more floral, elegant wine should consider buying some. According to Morgan's release, it includes grapes from Kirschenmann, whi...
by AlexS
November 5th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 79
Views: 6363

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

YOUR ORDER 2 2018 Dolinsek Heritage Wine Russian River Valley 1 2018 Monte Rosso Zinfandel Moon Mountain District YOUR WISH REQUESTS 1 2016 Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon T5 2 2018 Oakville Farmhouse Red Wine Did anyone have the option to have the Farmhouse and T5 not as wish requests? Farm...
by AlexS
November 5th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2308
Views: 149744

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had a 2012 Papera, have to say it wasn't very friendly...super "grapey" tasting. Have 1 more bottle, will age for at least a few more years. I had a bottle in early 2018 which I loved. I did not enjoy the bottle I had earlier this year. Steve, I'm with you on that - just seems like it's going throu...
by AlexS
November 5th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2308
Views: 149744

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Had a 2012 Papera, have to say it wasn't very friendly...super "grapey" tasting. Have 1 more bottle, will age for at least a few more years.
by AlexS
November 5th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 71
Views: 10215

Re: Marcassin

The Chard letter hasn't even been sent yet and I'm next to positive it always arrives before the Pinot.
by AlexS
November 5th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 79
Views: 6363

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

YOUR ORDER 2 2018 Dolinsek Heritage Wine Russian River Valley 1 2018 Monte Rosso Zinfandel Moon Mountain District YOUR WISH REQUESTS 1 2016 Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon T5 2 2018 Oakville Farmhouse Red Wine Did anyone have the option to have the Farmhouse and T5 not as wish requests? Farm...
by AlexS
November 4th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8296

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Did the Picanha last night on Weber rotisserie (gas), just used sea salt for the prep as per tradition, took about 15 minutes or so on medium-high heat and turned out super nice - varied from medium-rare to medium on larger steaks and medium to medium-well on the smaller pieces which were intention...
by AlexS
November 4th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 79
Views: 6363

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Ugh.

So much want but budget's so very weak.
by AlexS
November 4th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8296

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Did the Picanha last night on Weber rotisserie (gas), just used sea salt for the prep as per tradition, took about 15 minutes or so on medium-high heat and turned out super nice - varied from medium-rare to medium on larger steaks and medium to medium-well on the smaller pieces which were intentiona...
by AlexS
October 31st, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

When these are on, they're ON
by AlexS
October 31st, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: code 38 waiters corkscrew
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: code 38 waiters corkscrew

Does anyone own a Code 38 waiters corkscrew? Hoping to get a few opinions @225.00 I am hesitant to purchase Are you ITB or something? Because unless you are and you're opening a ton of younger wines, seems like a waste of $s vs. any other semi-decent key. Have to admit that I'm also somewhat shocke...
by AlexS
October 30th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 2316

Re: Myriad drinking windows

Ugh.

2017 Three Twins on deck next.
by AlexS
October 28th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 2316

Re: Myriad drinking windows

Yeah, the 2017 Cabs are pretty awesome right now - GIII is just killer, almost thinking about opening a bottle of the Empyrean. We also had the Steltzner and although it showed a bit more oak than the NV or the GIII, it was again just an incredible Napa Cab. Mike really hit it of the park with the 2...
by AlexS
October 26th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2308
Views: 149744

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Glenn, thx for the 2012 Papera update, sounds delicious. Was thinking about grabbing one, probably going to now for dinner tomorrow. Rich/Andrew, just awesomeness -- any idea on a drinking window?? I've got one left, previous bottle from 4-5 years ago seemed like it needed a little more time but not...
by AlexS
October 25th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 2316

Re: Myriad drinking windows

I decided to Pobega a 2017 Myriad NV Cab ('cause you know, science)...dayum!! Epitome of Napa Cab deliciousness immediately off the pop, so fresh and pure. Brings to mind an expensive bottle of Realm I had the good fortune of tasting at a restaurant a few weeks back...tannins are a bit more stern bu...
by AlexS
October 23rd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery special
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Flannery special

William Segui wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 9:26 am
Anyone else notice the waygu has dropped off the site? The dry aged waygu rib cap was amazing.
Yes.

Never had the rib cap but the wagyu strip roast was absolutely incredible.
by AlexS
October 22nd, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Milwaukee, WI
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: Milwaukee, WI

If you can be at the Milwaukee Arts Museum at noon, the museum flaps its wings. If not, the museum folds its wings up at the end of the day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGQJPkQL0fU ^ this The art museum is a great visit either way, very close walking distance from downtown. Btw, Pabst Brewery is...
by AlexS
October 22nd, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 105
Views: 5053

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

2 Cabs, no Pinot - very happy just to snag a couple (although I would have loved to try the Pinot).
by AlexS
October 22nd, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad drinking windows
Replies: 29
Views: 2316

Re: Myriad drinking windows

Imo the Cabs generally need a few years to settle but it depends on vintage - 2012s and 2013s were very unforgiving and are just opening now while the 2014s were much more accessible on release (at least to my palate). I might start checking in on 2010s, had a 2010 Quivet Kenefick last weekend that ...
by AlexS
October 21st, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8296

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Sounds good, will remember to bring it up a little more - thx.
by AlexS
October 21st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 151
Views: 8296

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Grabbed some rib steaks and a sirloin cap.

I'm weak.

...

Fu - how much time did you give the Pichana in the oven before searing? Looks really good.
by AlexS
October 19th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold
Replies: 174
Views: 14093

Re: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold

Juliec wrote:
October 19th, 2019, 9:40 am
For those that are more musically inclined. I think the Zalto are a high A note when empty. Riedels are a low G.(or D) when empty.
So we're in D either way? neener
by AlexS
October 19th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 383
Views: 29621

Re: What Mike Smith wine are you drinking tonight?

bump 2010 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Wow - this was on fire! Blind, I would have called this as a 2007 or 2008 - showed none of the 2010 rigid angularness and was instead just wave after wave of lush fruits. Might have been the best Quivet Cab I've ever had, so pure and seamless. Opened afte...
by AlexS
October 18th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6229

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

+lots to the styro frustrations.

I love the cardboard "cube-style" shipper that Cabot uses - even has handles on the side.
by AlexS
October 17th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold
Replies: 174
Views: 14093

Re: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold

I prefer Zalto and GG to Riedel Sommelier - that said, the latter are still fantastic stems.
by AlexS
October 17th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold
Replies: 174
Views: 14093

Re: Zalto Universal vs. Gabriel Gold

Have to say, I like Gabriel Gold a ton more than Zalto Universal.

Current stem rotation:

Zalto Bordeaux
Gabriel Gold
Zalto Burg
Riedel O Pinot
Riedel O Cab/Merlot
by AlexS
October 17th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2308
Views: 149744

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Can anyone please recommend a top 2015 or 2016 Bedrock to get a sense of the style? I have picked up two Once and Future to try out as well (2016 Franks Block Teldeschi and 2015 Old Vine Bedrock). A local store has bedrock 2016 Monte Rosso for 80, 2015 limerick lane for 60. Not sure which wines are...
by AlexS
October 16th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12951

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Didn't he say all of the 80s vintages and on were in temp controlled storage?

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