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by George Chadwick
September 16th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

dteng wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 12:04 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:31 am
Craig G wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Holy stream of consciousness, Batman!
Stream of something
And bulging fullness
Tumescent tumescence
by George Chadwick
September 15th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Restaurant has above average stems in a pinch
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

P L owet wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:41 pm
I’m in. Happy to bring the 2006 Alpine Hillside unless there’s a different hole to fill.

I’ll be coming from Los Altos. Let me know if anyone wants to share a ride.
Thanks,
Peter
That makes three different 06's which is terrific.
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Well, I'm the worst. My colleague in SD is unexpectedly on emergency PTO and I'm being forced to go to SD this week to cover for him at a conference. I'll be gone this upcoming week. Looks like a wait list person gets to benefit from my misfortune. Sorry guys Allen Iverson: It's a conference. A con...
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Craig G wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:33 am
You may have crossed your streams.
Stream in stream out
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Can we not squeeze in two out of towners? If you mean Matt and Peter? Probably. Do you mean two more unnamed people? That would be 17 people per bottle I have to say no to that, unless there are three dropouts which well might happen. Yes, Matt and Peter is what I meant. Just thought we should do w...
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Craig G wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 7:00 am
Holy stream of consciousness, Batman!
Stream of something
by George Chadwick
September 14th, 2019, 12:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Meanwhile a Rhysian data point tonight. Mucking about in the Rhys Smaugpile tonight for this cramped-table who-is-showing-up Uber-on-call holy-crap-we-got-verticals-from-2006 hometown (Sean, Craig, George) event, I grabbed San Mateo County 2012 and Alesia Sonoma County 2011. Isn't mucking about your...
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

The verticals of Alpine pinot and Swan Terrace are pretty awesome, thanks folks... +++++++++++ LIST: Non-Rhys: Mt Eden Chard 11 (Laura) SCM Chard (Sean) Rhys: Horseshoe Chard 09 10 Swan Terrace 06 07 08 09 10...this is not a typo Horseshoe Pinot 09 13 Home 11 Alpine Pinot 06 07 08 09 10...this is no...
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Alan Rath wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Can we not squeeze in two out of towners?
If you mean Matt and Peter? Probably. Do you mean two more unnamed people? That would be 17 people per bottle I have to say no to that, unless there are three dropouts which well might happen.
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Peter L is our waitlister and he's definite. Matt L was definite but hasn't confirmed, nor responded to my PM from yesterday. Anyone know him well enough to call him? I'd like to let Peter know one way or the other.
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 6:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

A Mt Eden Chard age 8 would be terrific
by George Chadwick
September 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Thanks for the list Alan. Doug is bringing a Varner I think. I haven't visited my Rhys pile yet.
by George Chadwick
September 11th, 2019, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3979

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I dunno, when I think of Bordeaux I think of the Chateaux, not the boundaries of St. Estephe. All I need to know about MacDonald is that it's MacDonald, from MacDonald grapes. If I owned a vineyard surrounded on three sides by Harlan I'd call it Chadwick, and that's all I'd put on the label. Monaste...
by George Chadwick
September 11th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: As of 9/9: Please re-confirm: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Kevin update today, my paraphrase: it's the epicenter of harvest so it's possible but not probable. It's enough for me to hold his seat.
by George Chadwick
September 5th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Oops, thought I had been more definitive. My bad. I am in if there is room. Looks like a choice from the menagerie- 06 Swan or 08 Bear. Also older Alesia for backup. Please let me know if there is room. I have really been looking forward to it. If not, another time. Patience grasshopper. I think I'...
by George Chadwick
September 4th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Ooh Mt Eden Chard at age 8 yum
by George Chadwick
September 3rd, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

Larry Stein wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm
I’m going to drop out of this event. Hopefully I’ll be able to make future Los Gatos offlines.
Don't worry Larry you'll be ready for the Caymus/Prisoner / Apothic Retrospective
by George Chadwick
September 3rd, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Attendance updates in first post.
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 25
Views: 651

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

Had a Ca Morissio 1995 tonight after a Gattinara 2006 warmup so there's nothing left for me in Italian wine
#beentheredonethat
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún
Replies: 25
Views: 651

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula Sept 23 Terún

I'm going to eat something in addition to pizza
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: 8/31 update in first post: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

AndyK wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 3:57 pm
I should be a pretty firm yes. Is there room for Laura W?
Yes.
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: 8/31 update first post Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM

It seems about the time where no further people will chime in and several will drop out so I expect 14 without having to say no to anyone.
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF/Bay Area Franny Beck tasting 10/26
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: SF/Bay Area Franny Beck tasting 10/26

I'm interested. Would it be an overall Oregon theme or just FB?
by George Chadwick
August 30th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1822

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

Is that a 1993 Jadot Chappelle? I brought one back East last month, really good
by George Chadwick
August 19th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa and Climate Change - Stock Up Now!
Replies: 33
Views: 2461

Re: Napa and Climate Change - Stock Up Now!

Ahhhhhh, Welsh Champagne. Like the finest Champagnes, it's vintage-dated!
by George Chadwick
August 16th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Astralis
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Astralis

Astralis needs tons and tons of air. 24 hours. Not kidding .
by George Chadwick
August 15th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1822

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I'm out, unexpected obligations this weekend eating up too much of my time.
by George Chadwick
August 13th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1822

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

dteng wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Ok updated - lemme know when Liz is def.
She's not def but according to you guys she's blind.
by George Chadwick
August 12th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1822

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

Craig G wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Dan, if you want to do the 88 Cortons, I have mine standing up.
Glad you're excited about it
by George Chadwick
August 11th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge American Oak Article
Replies: 48
Views: 2484

Re: Ridge American Oak Article

Went to a tour and tasting at Ridge a couple years ago. While the Zins and Petite Syrahs were fruit driven yet balanced without too much perceived American Oak (incredible wines), the 2013 Monte Bello Cabernet which was 100 points from Parker had an overwhelming aroma and taste of "green/herbaceous...
by George Chadwick
August 11th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Sean_S wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 7:49 am
Found the 07 Alpine Pinot looking for something else the other day.

Sea
Metaphor for life unless you're Bono
by George Chadwick
August 10th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1822

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I wrote a response earlier that red burg goes with all the food for me but deleted it because it might be wrong for others. Oaky reds do not match.
by George Chadwick
August 8th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu
Replies: 73
Views: 1822

Re: SF Bay Area / Peninsula OL August 20 Yuzu

I'm probable. Tuesdays are great. Liz probable.
by George Chadwick
August 7th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5629

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Jim Brennan wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 11:55 am
Has anyone heard what the tariff is going to be?
$3.76M
Ok that was funny
by George Chadwick
August 7th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

In with 06 Alpine I'm in. Have an 07 Alpine that I can bring. I will see what other delites I can fish from the cellar. Going to need to start looking now. I used to laugh at those who tracked bottle locations in CT. Now I spend hours trying to find where that wine I want to drink is located. 1st w...
by George Chadwick
August 7th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys

Kevin replies that he will attend if harvest lets him.
by George Chadwick
August 7th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Craig G wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 9:10 am
Too many rules, George.
Are you serious? If you're serious I have to disinvite him, you can organize your own dinner.

Edited: Craig was not serious.

Knock knock

Who's there?

Control freak. Now you say control freak who.
by George Chadwick
August 7th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Daniel Kim wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Someone should invite Kevin to this
Done.

If he can attend, no permit litigation talk allowed even if Kevin is OK with listening to it. I don't want to monitor it.
by George Chadwick
August 6th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26846

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

Mr. Harvey's team are good businesspeople. Regardless of ethics there is no way they are going to buy a property knowing they are inheriting a regulatory time bomb. It would be like knowingly paying full price for a hazmat property with no concessions from the seller. Without knowing anything outsid...
by George Chadwick
August 6th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

ERPark wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 9:32 am
Rhy whites acceptable? Think I have a 2009 Horseshoe Vineyard in my cellar......
Sounds great

People have posted that opening young (2014 2015) Rhyses right now is a waste of time
by George Chadwick
August 4th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Andrea V. wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 10:43 am
I’m out of the country from 7-21 September, so I may miss this one..
You can Skype
by George Chadwick
July 26th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
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Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos: Rhys pinots and wines from SCM grapes

Just tasted a bunch of Rhys wines yesterday, including a couple of "moderately older" Pinots (2012 and 2013). Conclusion: they are still very, very young, and need time to develop. I would be careful about opening too many of the Pinots right now, particularly those that had higher percentages of w...
by George Chadwick
July 24th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6635

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

One of the wines I brought on vacation this week is Prieure Roch 1999 Suchots, the closest thing there is in pedigree if not quality to a DRC Suchots. I'll drink it next week. I expect stems. Since Roch's recent death the prices for his wines greatly exceed quality . Dominique Laurent's 1999 Suchots...
by George Chadwick
July 24th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 130
Views: 6635

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Interesting, because our local offline comrade George Chadwick has been buying these for years, and often brings them to dinners. While many have been quite nice, I can't say I've ever thought they were up there with the best Burgs I've had. Though I can't say for sure if we've had this particular ...
by George Chadwick
July 23rd, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos Sept or Oct Rhys pinots mostly, plus wines from SCM grapes

Cris Whetstone wrote:
July 23rd, 2019, 6:44 pm
....
(Pssst! Bearwallow is in Anderson Valley.)
And?
by George Chadwick
July 21st, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Bring cash and stems: Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys
Replies: 117
Views: 3348

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos Sept or Oct Rhys pinots mostly, plus wines from SCM grapes

My prejudices going into this dinner about the wines and about the perfectionist tweaking Rhys does year after year: The early Brett in some wines-- OK Family Farm -- was just a minor side product. But the early seeming clumsiness across the board with stems was not. It was real, and it wasn't Dujac...

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