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by George Chadwick
May 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

George Chadwick wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 9:57 pm
I'm bringing a magnum of older Nigl white
Didn't find it. Bringing a mag of a different white and two Mascarello reds.
by George Chadwick
May 10th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

I'm bringing a magnum of older Nigl white
by George Chadwick
May 10th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

robert creth wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Looks like I will have to back out as family issues have come up.
Robert, Robert, Robert. We are your family.
by George Chadwick
April 29th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 22
Views: 1244

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

David - good to hear. I tried one a couple of months after arrival and also found it curiously muted.. good to know my other bottle may be more enjoyable! Brian I brought one to a party with several wine friends there and it was dull and flat but not cooked or corked. So I built a Carricante dinner...
by George Chadwick
April 28th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2292

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

George, I've known Gavin since he was a cellar rat for Jim Clendenen at ABC and followed his career since and have to agree with you, he is doing a fantastic job in getting the most out of the vineyard and not over manipulating the winemaking aspects. For me, its a matter of balance and his wines a...
by George Chadwick
April 28th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2292

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
April 24th, 2019, 7:42 am
What’s wrong with raising prices if it’s that good?
Nothing. Budget issue.
by George Chadwick
April 26th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Daniel Kim wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 12:35 pm
How about 2015 Macdonald? I found an extra bottle in my fridge.
Ee-eye-ee-eye-oh!
by George Chadwick
April 23rd, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins

Paul Matins? Is that in Bahstin? Do I take the cah or Ubah?
by George Chadwick
April 19th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 167
Views: 8210

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

I would never post on Wine Berserkers. Everyone there is weird.
by George Chadwick
April 16th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

Just opened the 2012 after the secondary fermentation marred 2012 described above. Beautiful and fresh and complex but it needs time for the gentle oak to integrate. Big but perfectly balanced. Wait five years.
by George Chadwick
April 16th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira question
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: Madeira question

Thank you gentlemen! I'll call it a forty year old Madeira. Not bad.
by George Chadwick
April 16th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-15-19
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: Wine Impressions 4-15-19

It was the GGYC crowd at a deli in Oakland. Pix in Offline section of Berserkers but no complete list of wines.
by George Chadwick
April 15th, 2019, 10:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-15-19
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: Wine Impressions 4-15-19

At the Magnum party last week someone brought a Clouet Magnum and I easily preferred it to the 2009 Dom Perignon. It needs to have chill though.
by George Chadwick
April 15th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira question
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Madeira question

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Bought this. Googled it, no help. Any idea of how long ago it was bottled? Of the contents?
Thanks in advance
by George Chadwick
April 13th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone try Onx Reckoning 2015?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Anyone try Onx Reckoning 2015?

John Morris wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 7:41 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 5:56 pm
The guys at the table next to me were drinking this (one of them is with the winery) and I swapped my 1990 de Montille Volnay Taillepieds.
Just a glass, I hope.
Less. It was at gentle peak with a stamp on the label from La Tour d'Argent.
by George Chadwick
April 13th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone try Onx Reckoning 2015?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Anyone try Onx Reckoning 2015?

The guys at the table next to me were drinking this (one of them is with the winery) and I swapped my 1990 de Montille Volnay Taillepieds. The Onx was a perfectly balanced wine.
by George Chadwick
April 11th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Replies: 10
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2008 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

His 2002 and 2008 are my favorites. Had the 2005 and 2012 last night in a double blind tasting of 20 Oregon pinots. 2005 very fresh and flawless and it tasted very familiar, but lacked extra complexity eg leather so I thought it was Stephen Goff. Retastingb it after the unveiling I still didn't find...
by George Chadwick
April 9th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

Wes Barton wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 5:25 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 3:15 pm
I volunteer to be the one who sits outside. As long as it's within a couple of blocks.
Hording a prized bottle of Puke Slide Cringe?
It was Estate. In a velvet glove.
by George Chadwick
April 9th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6

See you next time Eric!
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Bouchard le Corton
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: TN: 2003 Bouchard le Corton

Had the 2005 from magnum this weekend and it was showing a lot of good stuff with some hidden power. The fact it was a great glass of wine made no sense to me. The above note about shutting down might explain it. It might be about to shut down.
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike (and Heather) Mini-Tour--Long-Delayed notes on Dinner at Paul Hiyake's
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: TNs--Mike (and Heather) Mini-Tour--Long-Delayed notes on Dinner at Paul Hiyake's

I built a dinner for 10-12 people around that Aeris, a Rhys product, adding several other Carricantes, and although it had plenty of varied fruit, it was disjointed and wayyy too young even though it didn't feel tight. We had a much older example from the same vineyard and it was mind-blowing.
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Wish I were still there. Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6

George - you were too hard on the 03 Laurent - it was my favorite Burg. Not saying much LOL. Three Grands Crus in magnum yet many other wines had much better energy. 2002 ENO Pinot and the Ladd zinfandel were both far better along European Burgundian lines. Greg's new wines were outstanding but ver...
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

I volunteer to be the one who sits outside. As long as it's within a couple of blocks.
by George Chadwick
April 7th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: See you tomorrow! Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

That 2002 ENO Pinot was something irresistible with a lit going on. Tasting Greg's horizontal of RRV pinots was educational and great wines. The Ladd zinfandel was really beautiful, I did not expect that from that grape by a Burgundy varities winemaker. The Ladera 2005 was a cult cab, made me nostal...
by George Chadwick
April 7th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

dteng wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 8:52 pm
...back to Paul Martin’s?
It’s a great venue
LOL you're funny
by George Chadwick
April 7th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

White flight is a problem especially in our postindustrial Eastern cities. I vote no. We should work to improve our neighborhood schools, not abandon them.
by George Chadwick
April 7th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13 - Paul Matins
Replies: 89
Views: 1413

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - May 13

Probably plus one
by George Chadwick
April 5th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: See you tomorrow! Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Bottles in wrong locker. Had to change to magnums of

1983 Pierre Gelin Clos de Beze
1991 Viader
1997 Renaissance Claret Prestige
1981 Bichot Echezeaux
by George Chadwick
April 5th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: See you tomorrow! Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Alan Rath wrote:
April 5th, 2019, 8:56 am
Sorry to have to miss this! mag it up!
Next time!
by George Chadwick
April 5th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Here’s what I drank: 2015 Xavier Gerard Cote Rotie 2015 Copain Laureles Grade Chardonnay 2002 Drouhin St. Veran 2011 Knoll Loibner Gruner Smaragd 2009 Roulot Meix Chavaux 1990 Taittinger Collection 2014 Ultramarine BdN 2001 Arnoux Chambolle (mag) 1990 Lafon Volnay Santenots 2017 Rivers Marie Summa ...
by George Chadwick
April 5th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: See you tomorrow! Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Forecast is morning showers, should be nice by lunchtime. But there's a table indoors for us too.
by George Chadwick
April 2nd, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Robert sorry I didn’t come around to introduce myself. I drank and ate as fast as I could given my time constraint. Next time for sure. Fellas enjoyable as always. Also please let me know if I need to pony up some more money. Someone fell through the window so we each have to pay $250. I'm collecti...
by George Chadwick
April 2nd, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

So either bring something better than domestic sparkling or bring $250. Seems fair to me🍷. Robert he's joking. I'd love to try the Ultramarine and maybe I'll learn why everyone is nuts about it LOL. Getting old George, we had one when I was up last time about a year ago! I forgot who opened it, but...
by George Chadwick
April 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

I came across two 2000 Bordeaux magnums: Brane Cantenac and Grande Mayne. Cellar Tracker reviews were less than stellar. I'll bring a 1986 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet. I don't expect feedback from this thread, so I'm thinking the wine will be ready to go without aeration (Galloni seemed to think ...
by George Chadwick
April 1st, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

I'm bringing a magnum of Hubert Lignier 1990 Morey St. Denis Premier Cru in excellent shape, because of the year and what Lignier put into his Premier I expect it to show as well -- as ready, anyway -- as any Clos de la Roche I've had. And a mystery commemorative magnum of 1982 St.Emilion, no idea w...
by George Chadwick
April 1st, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

I'm bringing an old Champagne, a young Italian white, and a very old California pinot.
by George Chadwick
March 31st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux
Replies: 25
Views: 1387

Re: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux

I've tasted a combination of coffee/coffee grounds/unsweetened dark chocolate in a few 2003 red Burgs.
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

ERGene is my Champagne muse and he guided me to some old Taittinger Artist (aged longer on the lees and I like that) and I'd like to bring one. Plus Ital.
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2019, 12:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

BillK wrote:
March 24th, 2019, 8:33 am
I'm still in. If Italian is still a possible theme, I have a 97 Argiano Brunello.
The 97 Argiano Solengo (several occasions) is a perfectly balanced, and nearly perfect overall, wine. It would be very fun for me to try the Brunello.
by George Chadwick
March 28th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: TN: 2010 Clos Saron "Spring Frost"

I just brought my last magnum of 1995 Once upon a Time Riesling to a dinner along with a JJPrum 2001 goldkap/LGK Auslese Wehlener Sonnenuhr. They were of equivalent quality and the dry chalky quite fresh 1995 was a wonderful yin to the Prum's yang. Clos Saron reds often have savory flavors when youn...
by George Chadwick
March 28th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Wes Barton wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 2:13 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Larry Stein wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 12:02 pm
They said 18 is no problem.
They're wrong. You're supposed to divide your age by two and add seven.

So, I should be dating a total of eight 26 year olds? [wow.gif]
Snow White has seven friends
by George Chadwick
March 26th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Larry Stein wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 12:02 pm
They said 18 is no problem.
They're wrong. You're supposed to divide your age by two and add seven.
by George Chadwick
March 26th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

dteng wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Ok I told my +1 to get lost...
She’ll come to the next one.
Don't forget April 6 and the roll of quarters
by George Chadwick
March 25th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Erin I just called the venue that both served the Palazzo and let its customers consign at double retail. My call was received properly. I pointed out the contrast with the fact that two of the wines were terrific at great prices (I bought one of each).
by George Chadwick
March 24th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

If it’s ok, I’m a maybe. I have a party in Sacramento that day but I’ll join you if I get home early. Please come, Betty!! Will be there George and for you, going to bring a magnum of '97 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre that was stored under my sink. It's at a consistent 52-96 degrees That was a brut...
by George Chadwick
March 23rd, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

Craig G wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 8:41 am
Did George just refer to himself in the third person?
We are not amused.
by George Chadwick
March 23rd, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

ChrisStags wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 11:40 pm
So either bring something better than domestic sparkling or bring $250. Seems fair to me🍷.
Robert he's joking. I'd love to try the Ultramarine and maybe I'll learn why everyone is nuts about it LOL.
by George Chadwick
March 21st, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Magnum party Oakland deli/BBQ Sat. 4/6
Replies: 104
Views: 2432

Re: Magnum party Oakland BBQ joint Sat. 4/6 noonish final details

Larry Stein wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 7:50 am
Definitely not making it. Daughter will be home that weekend.
Non sequitur.
by George Chadwick
March 21st, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino
Replies: 104
Views: 2098

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - April 1, Divino

robert creth wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 4:43 pm
My first offline. Would Ultramarine BdB be acceptable? Bring my own stemware? Will $100 cover food, space and service?
It's $250 per person. I handle the money.

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