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by George Chadwick
May 20th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling my wines and how to go about it
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Selling my wines and how to go about it

J. Rock wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Why don't you move them to offsite storage for a bit so you have more time to sell them for a decent amount?
Yes. Keeping wines at no more than 70 degrees F, for two years, in offsite storage, with no sudden temperature changes, is IMO just fine. People may differ but I'll always believe this.
by George Chadwick
May 20th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

...but Ridge does not sell older rare distinctive wines at anything close to release price IMO as a rule, unless there's something about that wine to break that rule. One of the themes of the Final Assemblage events for a while was they bust out quantities of a library wine that was ready to go, an...
by George Chadwick
May 19th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

George, I haven’t tasted this in at least five years. When was the last one you opened? I bought it at the winery when it was selling it recently, at the time the only Torre or Perrone they were selling. Another uh oh. Less than two years ago. No flaws, but... Sometimes these older Ridges wake up b...
by George Chadwick
May 19th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

I have one '09 Ridge Torre remaining, which I am very curious about. High expectations. I bought some of that 09 Torre. it was the only Torre or Perrone readily available at the winery, and at original release price (uh oh). After two bottles, my verdict is, for my palate, consistently blah. But wi...
by George Chadwick
May 19th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

George, Buy cautiously. It’s not a wine that is going to turn heads. It’s classic, structured and more about intellect than showing off. Classic and elegant and balanced. Me like. Unless it's overstructured with drying tannins for the fruit power and will dry out before the structure mellows, and I...
by George Chadwick
May 19th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 1960 Birth Year Wines
Replies: 14
Views: 830

Re: 1960 Birth Year Wines

Forget dry still wine for 1960. Go for Armagnac. Completely undamaged by storage, can drink it over a two year period after opening--maybe ten years-- and also you can use it to make killer complex cocktails. Armagnac has a much sexier story than Cognac. Richer and more complex. Distilled only once,...
by George Chadwick
May 19th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

I find the same with Ridge Perrone Merlot bottlings as well...they don't drink well early, but they reward you with a few years. Agree on the 'Cabernet sensibility' as well - more structured than a Merlot would normally be. I have one '09 Ridge Torre remaining, which I am very curious about. High e...
by George Chadwick
May 19th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: TN: 2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains

2016 Ridge Merlot Torre Ranch Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (5/19/2020) Way too early look at this wine...plummy, moderately oaky, and with more than a bit of tightness in the finish. It’s Merlot with a Cabernet sensibility. Don’t touch ...
by George Chadwick
May 11th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

This is starting to feel like a "somewhere along Highway 280" event. Harding Park or Lincoln, then down 280 to Mark Sutherland's Los Altos public park, or maybe in a woodsy picnic table type area in a state park like Wunderlich. Lots of time to figure it out and form a consensus. I'm someone who suc...
by George Chadwick
May 4th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1329

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

All done guys, most of you were helpful, thanks. My brother will get wines for his client from among the helpful comments, I forwarded all of them.
by George Chadwick
May 4th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1329

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

Is it meant to be a gift with the intention that the person will immediately love it, or is it an exercise in which to expand the recipients knowledge of wine? When I’ve bought non serious wine drinkers bottles in the past, something “better” that they are familiar with always goes over with more s...
by George Chadwick
May 3rd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1329

Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

For my brother's client in Miami. I think he's allergic to tannins, but maybe a no sulfite no tannins wine would be best. He likes the Columbia Crest Horseheaven H3 blend, my brother would like to get him something fancier. The best store in his area for him to shop is Total Wine.
by George Chadwick
April 17th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Larry Stein wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Won a couple of auctions on WineBid today so I’m good to go!
I love the smell of victory in the morning. Smells like Napalm.
by George Chadwick
April 15th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 136
Views: 8947

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

2005 Dominique Laurent Clos St. Jacques 2005 for $175 right now is a good buy. His friend Sylvie Esmonin's grapes, and she made the wine of her life from those grapes that year, and I like his winemaking better. Jadot CSJ? From feedback I am alone in my opinion. To me and me alone LOL, Jadot is high...
by George Chadwick
April 15th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Would love to join, and will confirm as things firm up. Hope everyone is hanging in there. Bring another magnum of 1992 Old Hill like last time. Cross out the Ravenswood and write in Ridge with a sharpie and we're cool. That wine was killer, nothing like it. I've had a lot of Old Hill 1994-95 and t...
by George Chadwick
April 14th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

BillK wrote:
April 10th, 2020, 10:54 pm
My tent is setup at the front door of "The Duke Society." I don't want to miss that steal of a deal!
Be sure to share with everyone! We will leave you two ounces of sediment.
by George Chadwick
April 10th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

If anyone wants attend this gathering but needs to find older Ridge at a reasonable price, there's this:
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by George Chadwick
April 9th, 2020, 1:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1446

Re: 2005 Burgundy Advice

2005 is not on my acid radar. It's on my balance radar. I can't speak for the above Volnay, Pommard, Cote de Beaune. For 2005 Cote de Nuits I see a large placid lake that's been there for 1000 years with no ripples, nothing showing. Just perfect and implacable and endless, quietly. 2005 Hudelot-Noel...
by George Chadwick
April 9th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1446

Re: 2005 Burgundy Advice

I have never had a red Burgundy that tastes better on the second night. Come to think of it, I may have never had one that made it to the second night! White Burgundy can be better on day two or three, but you need to drink red Burgundy within the day of opening or the detail gets planed off. Agree...
by George Chadwick
April 9th, 2020, 1:23 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Wes Barton wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 12:47 am
ERPark wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 10:00 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 7:29 pm


Atsa Wensdy.
Jorge, have you forgotten that Wes’ bday is essentially a national holiday?
And rare. I only have them on leap years.
Leap this.
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1446

Re: 2005 Burgundy Advice

I have never had a red Burgundy that tastes better on the second night. Come to think of it, I may have never had one that made it to the second night! White Burgundy can be better on day two or three, but you need to drink red Burgundy within the day of opening or the detail gets planed off. Agree...
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Advice
Replies: 44
Views: 1446

Re: 2005 Burgundy Advice

If you dont mind buying another bottle of something ready now, I would do that. Ditto. I'd drink several bottles of "Bourgogne" from several producers first so you could appreciate yours more and learn a whole lot along the way. Find out which vineyards each producer makes their "Bourgogne" from be...
by George Chadwick
April 8th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Wes Barton wrote:
April 8th, 2020, 12:21 pm
George Chadwick wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 10:47 pm
BillK wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 8:28 pm
I'm in as long as it doesn't fall between Sep 5-20. My old Ridge wines that I picked up over the winter have been waiting for an event like this ones
End of Sept would be perfect except harvest for a couple of folks I'd miss
Sept. 30 is my b-day. I could commit to that.
Atsa Wensdy.
by George Chadwick
April 7th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

BillK wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 8:28 pm
I'm in as long as it doesn't fall between Sep 5-20. My old Ridge wines that I picked up over the winter have been waiting for an event like this ones
End of Sept would be perfect except harvest for a couple of folks I'd miss
by George Chadwick
April 7th, 2020, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber

Darn you Paul Roess. I had no interest in buying a decanter before I briefly researched for your inquiry. It became a lot of fun. A lot of ugly Victorian crap out there. In the past 24 hours I bought from E Bay two gorgeous ones, one an elegant antique (age unknown and there was no premium for the a...
by George Chadwick
April 6th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber

I checked with rare wine co and they only had one reproduction. If I were to look on eBay, what should I look for? I am thinking something in $500 range. Thanks. If your wife has a national heritage that is important to her you can look for that. As soon as you enter the search there's a button for...
by George Chadwick
April 6th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber

This thread inspired me to check out decanters on EBay for a half hour. It was tiring. But I was surprised that in the the $100-150 range there are some beautiful ones (not antique though). I checked high end, and it would take a long time to plow through it, mostly weird stuff for aficionados only.
by George Chadwick
April 6th, 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber

If price is no object, and the age of the decanter is important, Rare Wine Co. Some of their less pricy decanters look boring, and the more expensive ones interesting. I wouldn't buy any of them because of my money and my lifestyle, but I'd trust them with everything. Best source for olive oil anywh...
by George Chadwick
April 5th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Estate Merlot out of balance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1227

Re: Ridge Estate Merlot out of balance?

My hunch is that it's way too young right now - I've had the estate cab upon delivery a couple of times and it's usually unbalanced and tart to my taste -- until day #2. Did the merlot get a chance to last that long? Exactly, I love Ridge red wines, might be my favorite US winery, but most of the t...
by George Chadwick
April 4th, 2020, 10:24 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Also, just to toss out suggestions - the Patriot Corner at Shoup Park in Los Altos might meet your criteria. Centrally located, free parking, restrooms, can be reserved in advance, grills, prep areas, picnic tables, etc. They do allow alcohol - but with a permit I believe. We must have someone capa...
by George Chadwick
April 3rd, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

I'll sell you each a bottle. I'll bring the bottles to you at the event. You buy them. I'll PM you the cost. Would there generally be more interest on a Saturday or on a Sunday? Start time 2 pm.

More importantly, hi to you both.
by George Chadwick
April 3rd, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Interested, though that's harvest season. Combining weather (is late October too cold? beginning of September too hot which for me is worse?) and harvest considerations can you identify a good window? Harvest starts mid to late August. September is busiest. October is moderate. Maybe something will...
by George Chadwick
April 3rd, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Alan Rath wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Let me check my calendar.
While you're checking, just an FYI. By then, drinking wine at ten AM in your jammies won't be acceptable any more, especially in a park. Actually who knows, people seem to be hoping this era will lead to permanent lifestyle changes.
by George Chadwick
April 3rd, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Re: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

Wes Barton wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 9:18 pm
Interested, though that's harvest season.
Combining weather (is late October too cold? beginning of September too hot which for me is worse?) and harvest considerations can you identify a good window?
by George Chadwick
April 2nd, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020
Replies: 42
Views: 1767

Non-virtual post-shutdown gathering: Older Ridge, SF Bay Area, Sept-Oct 2020

It's Isolation Time so I don't feel bad about making you read all of this. Are you used to attending up to all three of the Ridge Assemblage Weekends (March April May) and bringing your older Ridges to picnics, while Eric Baugher walks around with Monte Bello three liters? But March didn't happen, A...
by George Chadwick
March 31st, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2757

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

I reduced my allocation today from 4 to 2 750's. It hurt. The only reason is that I greatly prefer Ridges with 20 years of age and I'm 61. Cutting down wine buying for this reason, I have seen this said before, hits one hard with mortality. Starting today I'll drink what I have from now on, with the...
by George Chadwick
March 31st, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

I wrote at length about a 1993 Dominique Laurent Beaune Vielles Vignes I started last night and about Laurent's wines but I deleted it and much of this thread. In short, it was beautiful. The 2017 is available for $43 if you can sit on it for 24 years.
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN (then other ongoing Isolation Era TN's)

Kristie poured a couple of her Tessier Pinots at a tasting I attended early this month. The 2017 from Anderson Valley’s Filigreen Farm and the 2016 Saveria Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains were both impressive. And her 2018 Alegría Vineyard Cabernet Franc from Russian River Valley ...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Replies: 25
Views: 1093

Re: Thunder Mtn

Bates. His Thunder Mountain cabernets were Bates. But toward the end I think he made some pinots. He also got CS from Beauregard Ranch and Doc Miller Vyd. in Cienega Valley. Chards from Beauregard Ranch, Bald Mtn, Ciardella, De Rose. Pinot Noir from Ciardella and Veranda. Some CF, Syrah, Merlot... ...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN (then other ongoing Isolation Era TN's)

Kristie Tacey at Tessier was kind enough to answer today that the vineyards contributing to the above 2010 Tessier RRV Pinot were Saralee's and Trenton Station. No new oak used (yay!). I looked up those vineyards and I was wrong, Saralee's is in traditional RRV, Trenton Station is a few miles west n...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Replies: 25
Views: 1093

Re: Thunder Mtn

Did Milan Maxminovitch make some wines from Jarvis vnyd. Or was that only Bates Ranch. Tom Bates. Milan, his daughter, and his son in law were part of the first wine group I was ever in, which still survives more or less decades later with ever-shifting attendees in informal gatherings in the SF Ma...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 2:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

OK back to isolation Era. 1993 Champy Clos St. Denis I braced myself and gritted my teeth and waited for an onslaught of Brett. What if there's no Brett? Might be one of the great wine bargains. There was no brett. Lean and boring at first. Then Morey terroir, albeit in a light brisk package but sti...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 2:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

The Early Virus Era wines. Huet has become for me really intriguing, when the acid outweighs the sugar it's a very complex satisfying drink with food. If you find any 2007 Franc de Pied buy it, it's a remarkable tweener. This was my last 1992 Matanzas Creek Merlot, over the years they were from vari...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

Square Peg Winery, a very recent visit review, not a TN In retrospect stunningly recent, March 13-15, but another world altogether: Winery visit on the cusp of stay-at-home during a haphazard glorious weekend in Occidental and Mendocino County which at that point had no virus reported: Square Peg Wi...
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

dcornutt wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 12:48 am
Nice notes George! I must try the Tessier.
Thank you Don, I can't speak for the terroir, I can speak with confidence for the grapepicking/winemaking choices. The grenache last year showed the same attributes.
by George Chadwick
March 29th, 2020, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

2006 Lillian Syrah Counterproductive packaging. I think this is not the higher end Blue which has the exact same label but it's slightly bluer. But it looks KIND of blue. Maybe? The back label does not tell me. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DRINKING. Did someone advise her that the panache that comes from a...
by George Chadwick
March 28th, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Tessier TN

St. Henri Shiraz 2002

Outstanding young fruit, good acidity, oak minimal, but annoying powdery tannins.
by George Chadwick
March 28th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tessier TN
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Tessier TN

Bottle one of four from MysteryPack of older pinots, available now for $120 total 2010 Tessier Russian River pinot (the only one of the four with no vineyard specified, just RRV, and the oldest of the four pinots in the Mystery Pack, which are the two reasons why I opened this one first) Magnificent...
by George Chadwick
March 27th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coldest Syrah Vnyd in Calif??
Replies: 36
Views: 1877

Re: And...

TomHill wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 4:28 pm
And would suggest that Presidio/Melville and BienNacidio might be in that mix.
Degree-days might be the easiest measure.
Tom
For wine growing it's the only valid measure IMO. Not, for example, who has the coldest days. That's weather, not terroir.
by George Chadwick
March 26th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Replies: 25
Views: 1093

Re: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

That is lovely. My journey with Ken Burnap started with the 1985 86 87 Bates cabernets. Then with my neighbor Dave it turned to the estate pinots. I've had the 1991 and 1992 in the past year, both spicy and lovely

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