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by TomHill
December 4th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Arrivals...(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Well...

I need to make a note to myself to read all Tom postings. You drink such intriguing stuff! Yes, I did know about that project, talked about it with Sean when I visited Rhys in July. I definitely need to try some Etna-region wines and this is a big help for what to aim for. Entranced by your note on...
by TomHill
December 4th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Arrivals...(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 429

TN: Some New Arrivals...(long/boring)

We tried last night (11/28/18) Some New Wines: 1. Aeris EtnaBianco Superiore Carricante (12.2%) I.Vigneri/Ragusa; Impt: RhysVnyd/LosGatos 2014 : Med.gold color; very strong mineral/chalky/perfumed talc/saline strong pear/ripe peach/bit floral/carnations slight raw turkey meat bit angel food cake/spi...
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg '02...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Well...Furthermore

Great note, Tom! While ZH "house style" is off dry, that description sounds downright VT -- though I think ZH made no VT riesling in 02? Perhaps this bottling benefited from some grapes that would ordinarily have been VT? I love ZH and am typically especially impressed with its non-Grand Cru offeri...
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg '02...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Well...

Great note, Tom! While ZH "house style" is off dry, that description sounds downright VT -- though I think ZH made no VT riesling in 02? Perhaps this bottling benefited from some grapes that would ordinarily have been VT? I love ZH and am typically especially impressed with its non-Grand Cru offeri...
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Matthiassons...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Well..

CJ Beazley wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 10:11 am
Tom, how do you pronounce Lagrein?
Well, Craig...I'm from Kansas...we don't speak very well or pronounce...we're all hicks.
But I've only heard it pronounced La-Grine...as in La-Crime.
Tom
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Il Chiosso Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Yup...

Tim Heaton wrote:
December 3rd, 2018, 10:22 am
Faro? maybe the region of Fara?

thanks for the fine note
Yup, Tim...Fara is the region. Faro is the grain.
Tom
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Matthiassons...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 401

TN: Three Matthiassons...(short/boring)

Tried these three over the last few weeks: 1. Matthiasson Chard MichaelMaraVnyd/SonomaCoast (134.3%) 2015 : Med.yellow color; some stony/mineral light honeudew/melony/Chard/slight pineapple bit floral rather pleasant/simple nose; quite tart/lean some chalky/mineral light Chard/honeydew melon rather ...
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Il Chiosso Colline Novaresi Nebbiolo 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 351

Yup...

Yup, Otto...IlChiosso is a good producer in the Gattinara area. I've had the Nebbiolo and the Faro and liked them
both quite a lot, particularly the Faro.
Tom
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two MarinaCoppi Biancos...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 41

TN: Two MarinaCoppi Biancos...(short/boring)

Tried w/ Susan on Saturday two whites from MarinaCoppi: 1. Vigne MarinaCoppi Marine DOC: Colli Tortonesi Favorita (13.5%; TheSortingTable; www.VigneMarinaCoppi.com) Francesco & Anna Bellocchio/Castellania 2012 : Med.gold color; somewhat herbal/thyme/bit SB-like slight Kansas hay-mow some pungent/Ver...
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Failla Syrah QueSyrahVnyd '01...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 102

TN: Failla Syrah QueSyrahVnyd '01...(short/boring)

Blair offered this up for us to try ystrday: 1. Failla Syrah QueSyrahVnyd/SonomaCoast (13.5%; FaillaWines.com; Winery Direct Cuvee) 2001 : Very dark color w/ slight bricking; very strong black olive tapenade/cracked black pepper/cold-climate Syrah/blackberry/very spicy smokey/oak/pencilly slight flo...
by TomHill
December 3rd, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg '02...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 177

TN: Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg '02...(short/boring)

Joe brought this ystrday to share w/ Blair: 1. Dom.Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim AC: Vin d'Alsace (13%) Turckheim 2002 : Deep gold/burnished bronze color; intense honeyed/apricotty/peachy/R some gout de petrol/pungent some botrytis/Auslese-like beautiful complex nose; soft/ripe/lush...
by TomHill
December 2nd, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Castelli Nebbiolo Estate '13...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 76

TN: Castelli Nebbiolo Estate '13...(short/boring)

My new Castelli's came in last week, so I shared one at BBB Thurs: 1. Castelli Nebbiolo Estate/GreenVlly/RRV/SonomaCnty (14.1%; Dry Farmed; U/U; Aged: neutral Fr.oak for 48 mo; 80 cs) 2013 : Med.color; lovely floral/lilacs/violets/Nebb very aromatic/perfumed very light pungent/tarry/licorice/spicy b...
by TomHill
November 28th, 2018, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How far do wineries routinely ship grapes to make wine???
Replies: 43
Views: 871

Well...

What is "interesting" about Washington winemaking is that many wineries are located in and around Seattle, even located on islands in the Puget Sound (Andrew Will) Non-estate Washington wine is par for the course and shipping the grapes hundreds of miles is a big part of the equation as are many ot...
by TomHill
November 28th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Drew Chard ValentiRanch '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 55

TN: Drew Chard ValentiRanch '16...(short/boring)

My Drew shipment arrived last week, so cracked last night: 1. Drew Chard ValentiRanch/MendoRidge (13.4%; Organic grapes; 18 mo. in neutral Fr.oak; Old Wente/MtEden/Dijon 176 & 75 clones; Drk: 2018-2027: JD) Elk 2016 : Med.gold color; lovely melony/Chard/lemony light pencilly/oak rather minerally/cha...
by TomHill
November 27th, 2018, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three from CellarRat..(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Well..

Fortnite in a TomHill TN. Amazing times we’re living in. ;) Well...so sez someone who was probably addicted to PacMan in his wonton/youthful days!! The graphics on FortNight are incredible. I must have watched Caleb play it for over 12 hrs and don't recall seeing the same scene twice. But it would ...
by TomHill
November 27th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Strohmeier Rot#6 Steirland...(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 47

TN: Strohmeier Rot#6 Steirland...(short/boring)

Found this unusual red at Gommer's Mid-Town, so had to try it: 1. Strohmeier Rot#6 Steirland/Austria (Trauben Liebe un Zeit; 12%; 25% BlauerWildbacher/75% Zweigelt; Jenny & Francois Slctn; www.JennyAndFrancois.com; Monika Caha Slctn) NV (L0515) : Dark color; very strong plummy/Mourv-like/boysenberry...
by TomHill
November 27th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three from CellarRat..(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 231

TN: Three from CellarRat..(short/boring)

Found these three at CellarRat in KC, so tried them back there whilst I was babysitting my grandson: 1. Montinore Estate l'Orange PinotGris WillametteVlly/OR (13.6%; frmtd on skins in brls & amphora; BioDynamic/DemeterCertified; www.Montinore.com) MarchesiFamily/ForestGrove/OR 2015 : Pale salmon/cop...
by TomHill
November 27th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two DryCreekVnyd Whites '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 72

TN: Two DryCreekVnyd Whites '17...(short/boring)

My DCV VSP shipment arrived last week, so I tried over the last two days: 1. DryCreekVnyd SauvBlanc Taylor'sVnyd DCV/SC (Musque clone; 14.2%; 395 cs; Drk: 1-3 yrs) 2017 : Light gold color w/ tiny bubbles on side of glass/dissolved CO2; very fragrant floral/almost muscatty bit lemony strong SB/bit he...
by TomHill
November 27th, 2018, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Matthiasson Refosco '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 94

TN: Matthiasson Refosco '15...(short/boring)

My latest Matthiassons arrived ystrday, so cracked: 1. Matthiasson Refosco MatthiassonVnyd/NapaVlly (12.6%) 2015 : Med.dark color; very strong Refosk/black cherry/cola/blackberry/spicy light licorice slight pencilly/oak loads of bright Refosk fruit lovely nose; fairly tart bright/Refosk/black cherry...
by TomHill
November 26th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Incredible interview with Bobby Stuckey
Replies: 100
Views: 3975

Luv It..

Ian Dorin wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 12:58 pm
So refreshing to see this level of honesty, and perspective.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/are-great ... ed-species
Luv it...”The natural wine movement is the Fox News of wine”.
Does that make Sweet Alice the Sean Hannity??
Tom
by TomHill
November 26th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chiroulet Cotes de Gascogne '16..(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 40

TN: Chiroulet Cotes de Gascogne '16..(short/boring)

This came in my recent Prime IlConzorio shipment: 1. Chiroulet LaCote d'Heux IGP: Cotes de Gascogne (13%; 100% GrosManseng; CharlesNealSlctn/Richmond ) Famille Fezas/Larroque sur L'Osse 2016 : Med.gold color; quite fragrant/floral/pear/CB-like fairly chalky/stony lovely aromatic nose; lightly tart/t...
by TomHill
November 26th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Four With James...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 274

TN: Four With James...(short/boring)

When we were visiting James up in Loveland, we tried: 1. Carlisle Compagni-Portis WW SonomaVlly/SonomaCnty (13.7%; Plntd: 1954; GWT/TrousseauGris/R; 200 cs) Windsor 2014 : Med.gold color; beautiful fragrant GWT/floral/lychee/spicy light chalky lovely complex nose; lightly tart strong floral/GWT/spic...
by TomHill
November 26th, 2018, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some New Boulder Wines...(long/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 67

TN: Some New Boulder Wines...(long/boring)

Pre-Thanksgiving (11/21/18), we tried Some New Boulder Wines: 1. Cave MontBlanc Rayon Dd'OC: Vallee d'Aoste Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle (12.5%; Prie blanc family; www.CaveMontBlanc.com/) Morgex 2014 : Light gold color; quite stony/perfumed talc/chalky slight pungent/ herbal/dirty feet light flora...
by TomHill
November 25th, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Because...

Kris Patten wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Curious why you'd drink these for the price over what is available in Italy and Spain.
Because, Kris...I just wanted to see what they were like. Not specifically shopping for a Vermouth.
Tom
by TomHill
November 25th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Yup...

Joshua Kates wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 1:08 pm
Love the one from Matthiasson, Tom,
Definitely complex, but a bit pricier.
Yup, Josh...love the Matthiasson one as well. Much more complex than these two, as you say.
Tom
by TomHill
November 25th, 2018, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 199

TN: Two NapaVlly Vermouths...(short/boring)

Tried these two new (to me) Vermouths w/ James&Lynn up in Loveland a week ago: 1. D'Pampe Pamplemousse Vermouth (17%; PinotNoir rose base wine) B by Mommenpop/Napa NV : Copper/salmon bit bronze color; very strong floral/grapefruity/citric very perfumey/aromatic beautiful nose; some sweet bit alcohol...
by TomHill
November 25th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Nestarec PinotNoir Moravian RW '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 43

TN: Nestarec PinotNoir Moravian RW '15...(short/boring)

Tried this back in KC a few weeks ago: 1. Milan Nestarec Forks&Knives RW CzechRepublic (12%; www.JennyAndFrancois.com; www.Nestarec.Cz; PinotNoir) Bilovice/Czechia 2015 : Med.light rather murky color; fairly volatile/EA rather grapey/rustic/earthy/loamy bit funky/unclean strange nose; quite tart/tan...
by TomHill
November 25th, 2018, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Massican gaspare FriuliBianco '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 77

TN: Massican gaspare FriuliBianco '17...(short/boring)

My Massican shipment arrived last week, so cracked w/ Susan: 1. Massican gaspare Dd'OC: Bianco Friuli Colli Orientali (44% Friuliano/29% RibollaGialla/27% Chard; 13.5%) P&B by Ronco Del Gnemiz/SanGiovanni al Natisone 2017 : Light gold color; fairly fragrant Tokaj/floral/appley/bit peppery light ston...
by TomHill
November 25th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Garetto Grignolino d'Asti '17...(short/b)
Replies: 1
Views: 44

TN: Garetto Grignolino d'Asti '17...(short/b)

Saw this wine from a new producer (to me), so gave it a shot: 1. Tenuta Garetto Dd'OC: Grignolino d'Asti (14.5%; EnotecaImports; TenutaGaretto.it/en/home-en/) Agliano Terme 2017 : Very light/almost rose/light garnet color; very fragrant/perfumed strawberry/raspberry/Grigno/floral/rose petal light ea...
by TomHill
November 23rd, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Outstanding CO Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Yup...

There are fruit wines out there. These guys seem to make some including a peach. Not my cup of tea..er, wine. https://www.carlsonvineyards.com Yup, Michael..I'm aware of them. Sometimes, like Muscat or Concord, they can be too much of a good thing. Visciola speaks strongly of cherries, but is much ...
by TomHill
November 23rd, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Outstanding CO Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Eggsactly...

I had the Teroldego at the winery. Stood out from the rest of their offerings which included tiny lots of other Italian varietals. Nice to see Colorado wineries branching out from the Boudreaux grapes that seem to do well here. Eggsactly, Michael... as I mentioned in the BloodyPulpit. They need to ...
by TomHill
November 23rd, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Outstanding CO Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Well...

Tom, sounds like a no-nonsense time frame of : receive shipment, open shipment, open wines, drink wines, write TNs for wines . . . Bravo! I enjoyed reading your TNs on the two CO wines, as well as the background info. I am now especially interested in tasting that same Syrah. My shipment arrived a ...
by TomHill
November 23rd, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Outstanding CO Reds...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 246

TN: Two Outstanding CO Reds...(short/boring)

Tried these pre-Thanksgiving wines this week: 7. RedFoxCllrs Teroldego AVA: Grand Vlly/CO (13.5%; www.RedFoxCellars.com) Palisade/CO 2016 : Very dark/ near black color; very strong blackberry/black cherry cola/classic Teroldego/very spicy light toasty/ oak bit floral/licorice/pungent slight earthy l...
by TomHill
November 22nd, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Copper Cane lost Oregon label argument
Replies: 47
Views: 2018

Ohhh..

Has anyone mentioned that Wagner is trying to overturn the trademark registration of Willamette Valley Vineyards? WVV was established in 1983, the WV AVA in 1984. I suppose it is irrelevant to the dispute that Copper Cane's wines are absolute dreck. Ohhh...so they've upped their game?? [snort.gif] ...
by TomHill
November 22nd, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shortridge-Lawton Bual Madeira 1878...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Nope...

$18, what a bargain! Shortridge Lawton is an old company which joined the Madeira Wine Association, later the Madeira Wine Company. I don't believe they bottle under this label anymore. Nope, Eric...don't think they use this label anymore. Think it was a one-of label. The 1878 and the 1861 Madeiras...
by TomHill
November 21st, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shortridge-Lawton Bual Madeira 1878...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 279

TN: Shortridge-Lawton Bual Madeira 1878...(short/boring)

After the K-State/KenesawState BB game, Caleb & I adjourned to Ken&Sue's to try this wine: 1. Bual Madeira (#86 of 600 btls; 21%; Joao Joaquim Camacho) Vinhos Shortridge-Lawton/Funchal/Madeira 1878 : Light mahogony/burnished bronze color; very perfumed/fragrant nutty classic Madeira very complex nos...
by TomHill
November 21st, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Carlisle TheDerivative '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 249

TN: Carlisle TheDerivative '16...(short/boring)

Had to crack into my Carlisle order last night, so tried: 1. Carlisle TheDerivative f'(x) WW (13.8%; 40% Muscadelle+ 38% Colombard/21% Semillon/1% Palomino; 150 cs) 2016 : Light yellow color; quite fragrant floral/appley/apple blossom/pear/slight muscatty very attractive perfumed nose; lightly tart ...
by TomHill
November 20th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Reeve Riesling McFaddenVnyd '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 173

TN: Reeve Riesling McFaddenVnyd '15...(short/boring)

In the mood for a white wine last night, so cracked this: 1. Reeve Riesling McFaddenVnyd/MendoCnty (13%; 265 cs; www.ReeveWines.com) Noah&Kelly Dorrance/ReeveWines/Sonoma 2015 : Pale gold color; lovely pineapple/mango/floral/R strong Mosel valve oil/gout de petrol/pungent very aromatic nose; quite t...
by TomHill
November 13th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Solminer Wines - Blaufränkisch deLanda Vineyard (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Ynez Valley)
Replies: 8
Views: 107

Well..

You can get pretty great Austrian blaufrankisch for $20/btl. Yup. Will order a Rosi Schuster from K&L's website (they didn't have any on site at the Hollywood store last week), and will pick-up the basic Moric, as well. It seems like it's been awhile since I've had a new red variety to explore. Wel...
by TomHill
November 2nd, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7269

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

BlinkyGray weighs in on the subject: https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2018/10/robert-parker-the-man-becomes-the-brand The picture at the top of Parker makes me think of many of the current political ads...find a pic of your opponent looking their very worst, photoshop the hell out of it, and then pos...
by TomHill
November 2nd, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Failla PinotNoir RanchSantaRosa SRH '05...(short/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 192

TN: Failla PinotNoir RanchSantaRosa SRH '05...(short/boring)

Tried this wine of Ehren's last night: 1. Failla PinotNoir RanchoSanta Rosa Sta.RitaHills (13.7%) StHelena 2005 : Med.color w/ some bricking; slight mousey/hantavirus/funky nose that clears mostly to rather cedary/pencilly/Fr.oak/toasty some cherry/black cherry/aged PN light smokey/Burgundian rather...
by TomHill
November 1st, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Forlorn-Hope/Idlewild Reds...(long/boring)
Replies: 0
Views: 170

TN: Forlorn-Hope/Idlewild Reds...(long/boring)

We tasted last night (10/17/18) Mostly Forlorn-Hope Reds: 1. Forlorn-Hope Grenache RorickVnyd/CalaverasCnty (13.58%; 27 cs) 2014 : Very pale garnet almost rose color; some fragrant Gern/strawberry light earthy slight pencilly quite pretty nose; quite tart/tangy bit earthy light strawberry/Gren rathe...
by TomHill
October 31st, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neat/New UPS Service.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Could Be...

Yup, Joe...not very accurate predictor. I've yet to figure out how the UPS drivers choose their route. But when it goes to driverless UPS trucks, it'll be a whole lot more predictible I expect. Tom Not necessarily. Arent their routes currently dictated by some sort of route optimization algorithm? ...
by TomHill
October 31st, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neat/New UPS Service.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: Neat/New UPS Service.....

This feature is at least a year old (at least in my service area of Philly). I guess it can be used as a tool to track down the driver, but as far as a time line for delivery, it is not a good predictor. The last package I followed was within a couple blocks of my house early in the day, but the dr...
by TomHill
October 31st, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NewWines/TablasCreek & Ryme "His"..(long/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Yup...

Nice report Tom. I tasted several Ryme wines during their Open House on Saturday and agree with your assessment of the 2017 "His" Vermentino. Their entire line up was solid. https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=155351 Tom Yup, Tom. Saw your report the other day. Ryan & Megan are kil...
by TomHill
October 31st, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Yup...

I was just listening to Levi Dalton's most recent podcast on IDTT, where he and Ehren Jordan discuss the future of Oregon wine production, particularly riesling. I've only ever had a bottle of 2015 Paetra "K", which I liked but was a little austere, and wanted to see what other producers are making...
by TomHill
October 31st, 2018, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Failla OR Riesling & Ridge Guadagni Zin..(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 176

TN: Failla OR Riesling & Ridge Guadagni Zin..(short/boring)

Tried these two last night: 1. Failla Riesling HopewellVnyd/Eola-AmityHills (12.1%; www.FaillaWines.com) Carleton/OR 2017 : Med.light yellow color; rather stony/chalky/earthy slight reductive very little R fruit bit dusty rather atypical R nose; bit spritz/dissolved CO2 bit off-dry (0.5%-0.7% r.s.) ...
by TomHill
October 31st, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7269

Yup..

All those 98+ wines are off to the lab to be analyzed against every measurable attribute to train the model that predicts greatness . The formula goes back to the consultant and the winemaker and you have a cottage industry of high end wine manufacturing. I'm sure the thought process isn't unique t...
by TomHill
October 30th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone drinking Oregon riesling?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Yup...

I was just listening to Levi Dalton's most recent podcast on IDTT, where he and Ehren Jordan discuss the future of Oregon wine production, particularly riesling. I've only ever had a bottle of 2015 Paetra "K", which I liked but was a little austere, and wanted to see what other producers are making...
by TomHill
October 30th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 10-29-18
Replies: 7
Views: 535

And..

Glad to see the praise for Piedrassasi. I have the impression these wines are generally under-the-radar, albeit small production, but I love many of them, and am never disinterested even if some fall slightly short of others. Jonathan I agree with these sentiments as well. Sashi knows his way aroun...

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