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by Karen Troisi
October 24th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Sorry, Karen, those are tough cards.

I'm still waiting on my 2020. It all gets sourced from my one vineyard, so if it goes at all, it all goes.
Ugh - Guessing you don't have crop insurance?
by Karen Troisi
October 23rd, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Peter Shurman wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 11:53 am
I had a bad feeling about Stagecoach and Yates, thanks for the update KT.
It was a hard decision not to make a wine from Stagecoach as it’s our flagship wine and a major part of our production. We held out hope but sometimes you have to accept the cards you are dealt. 😞😢
by Karen Troisi
October 23rd, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Karen this is such a stressful and heart wrenching time. I’m hoping for great news!! Thank you Nola - it’s been a really stressful week. i do not want to jinx anything but the winery and offsite barrel storage seem to be safe as the fires have stayed north of St. Helena for the most part. On top of...
by Karen Troisi
October 14th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14712
Views: 731956

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lonnie F. wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 12:22 pm
A case of Jean Edwards Cabernet
Thank you Lonnie! flirtysmile
by Karen Troisi
October 9th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 33901

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Good luck with the move Casey.
by Karen Troisi
October 9th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2038

Re: 80% Loss of Wine Due to Glass Fire ?

Seems a bit high? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-06/napa-fire-update-estimated-80-of-cabernet-lost-to-fire-smoke There will be some lovely wines made in 2020 - mainly from fruit picked before or just after the first fire. Most of what was hanging during the Glass fire won’t see a b...
by Karen Troisi
October 9th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone Still Drink Mondavi Reserve Cab?
Replies: 49
Views: 3408

Re: Anyone Still Drink Mondavi Reserve Cab?

FWIW Continuum is one of my top 5 wines at Premiere Napa Valley each year. This was the PNV tasting booklet write-up for last year’s lot.
by Karen Troisi
October 3rd, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Duckhorn is okay- smoky and the surrounding areas are burnt, but no damage to the site Heard Duckhorn had hired private fire fighters - many of the larger wineries (or their insurance companies) do. If we all had those resources we would do the same. Karen this is such a stressful and heart wrenchi...
by Karen Troisi
October 2nd, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Stay safe everyone who is near the areas of these fires. This is unbelievable. I was having a case of the Monday's and jumped on here to surf while having some coffee and avoiding work. This REALLY puts my "bad day" in perspective. Words can't describe how devastating this is. My avatar photo was t...
by Karen Troisi
October 1st, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Eerily quiet overnight and this morning. And now we have a little something going on - 2 to 3 acres at Oakville Grade and Dry Creek Road. Air support on its way, hope they knock that one down quickly. I know that Carole Meredith posted on Facebook that she was concerned that with the wind change it...
by Karen Troisi
October 1st, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Eerily quiet overnight and this morning. And now we have a little something going on - 2 to 3 acres at Oakville Grade and Dry Creek Road. Air support on its way, hope they knock that one down quickly.
by Karen Troisi
October 1st, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

This is an excellent video by CalFire on why we are all concerned about the northern portion of the Napa Valley today and tomorrow.
by Karen Troisi
September 30th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2516

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Rob - visit. Stay in southern Napa (which is 20-25 miles away from the fire zone) - you'll find most hotels have availability and have great rates due to Covid. In 3 weeks time, tasting rooms may be allowed to pour indoors (we were heading in that direction before the Glass Fire), and if they aren'...
by Karen Troisi
September 30th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

We just got word that both the winery and the offsite barrel storage facility are now in the evacuation warning zone. Both are in St. Helena on the valley floor - winery is on the western side while barrel storage (housing our 2019 vintage) is on the Silverado Trail. Ugh - it's going to be a stressf...
by Karen Troisi
September 30th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Pretty sure tourists visit Castillo Di amarosa. Isn’t there a culinary institute right by there too? CIA is in St. Helena. Isn't Castillo di Amarosa in Calistoga? A few nights ago, there was a flare-up behind the CIA dorms but was quickly extinguished. The castle is on the same side of the road as ...
by Karen Troisi
September 29th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Great, thanks Karen - I hope the same is true for all their neighbors! (I see now that Sheldon's daughter has been posting updates on the "Paloma Vineyard" account, but I was looking for posts on Sheldon's account, which is the one I'm more used to seeing). A bit of positive news is always good to ...
by Karen Troisi
September 29th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

A pretty good summary from the Eater SF on the damage so far... https://sf.eater.com/2020/9/29/21493458/glass-fire-napa-sonoma-calistoga-ranch-meadowood-wineries-fires-damage-destruction?fbclid=IwAR3xxlZ9ZLhHGhOX6btC3mm51ChYpLY-knKOVIhbenq0R0g1wZtlUbeNSHk Burgess Cellars: The Howell Mountain winery...
by Karen Troisi
September 29th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Is there any news about what happened to Togni? It appeared that whole stretch of Spring Mountain Road with Lokoya, Togni, Pride, was in the crosshairs of the fire. I follow Smith-Madrone on Instagram which is in that area. They updated this morning thanking people for the well-wishes and saying th...
by Karen Troisi
September 29th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Just posted by Schramsberg - more good news!
by Karen Troisi
September 29th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Merrill Lindquist wrote:
September 29th, 2020, 6:52 am
Just now an update from an official source that my property is unburned . The glass fire has moved north eastward up in the palisades mountain range. May it stay there until it is out...this is mostly conservation land.
Well that is GREAT news!
by Karen Troisi
September 29th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2516

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Rob - visit. Stay in southern Napa (which is 20-25 miles away from the fire zone) - you'll find most hotels have availability and have great rates due to Covid. In 3 weeks time, tasting rooms may be allowed to pour indoors (we were heading in that direction before the Glass Fire), and if they aren't...
by Karen Troisi
September 28th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Drinkward Peschon posted earlier today that Behrens on Spring Mountain sustained damaged - DP makes their wines at that facility.
by Karen Troisi
September 28th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Glen Gold wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
A fire fighter on twitter says Meadowood Restaurant is gone.
Calistiga Ranch also had significant damage.
by Karen Troisi
September 28th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

And Chateau Boswell 😞
by Karen Troisi
September 28th, 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Video of Rombauer posted on Twitter from about an hour ago.
by Karen Troisi
September 28th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Duckhorn posted this
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Glad you checked in Merrill.

Casey - the wind is fairly light right now but suppose to gust later 35-40mph. Of course in the mountains it will be higher. 😞
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Evacuation warning just extended south to Taplin Road (for those unfamiliar - Joseph Phelps winery is on Taplin). This is a warning not a mandatory evacuation order.

Has anyone heard from Merrill? I saw earlier Pickett Road area was either in or close to the mandatory evacuation zone.
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

A good friend who manages Girard up in Calistoga, right at the top of the trail, said it’s about a mile away, to give context. Down here in Napa (City of) I’m starting to smell smoke. Hearing reports the fire has jumped Silverado Trail at Dunaweal Lane. 😢 They got this one out quickly. Great job!
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Marc Hauser wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 10:09 am
A good friend who manages Girard up in Calistoga, right at the top of the trail, said it’s about a mile away, to give context.

Down here in Napa (City of) I’m starting to smell smoke.

Hearing reports the fire has jumped Silverado Trail at Dunaweal Lane. 😢
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

William Segui wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 10:05 am
It burned around Mending Wall. I do fear for some of our neighbors in the amphitheater around back
Well that’s some great news for Mending Wall! 👍🏻
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Fire about 100 acres at last report. This was taken about 15 minutes ago from 29. Ugh. (Photo credit Caroline Garcia) Just saw this which is reporting a lot larger fire: https://twitter.com/sonomascanner/status/1310214728753377280?s=21 Yup - it blew up big time. 😞 if that report is a accurate it ap...
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

Re: #GlassFire

Fire about 100 acres at last report. This was taken about 15 minutes ago from 29. Ugh. (Photo credit Caroline Garcia)
by Karen Troisi
September 27th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59850

#GlassFire

Woke up to Nixle alerts about a new fire they named the #GlassFire. This one started in the middle of the night. Please pray for all those in its path and our winery friends - this is a fast moving fire in the northern valley. The fire has jumped the trail near Deer Park Road. (I did not take this p...
by Karen Troisi
September 26th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2673

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Nice to meet you Kathryn, ITB - small winery and we mostly produce cab. I wish I had more time to post and when I do it's mostly about sports.🤷🏼‍♀️ Once was a collector and no surprise our cellar over the years became domestic cabernet dominant, with a sprinkling of pinot noir from various producers...
by Karen Troisi
September 23rd, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

Wanted to share some news with you all as John and I take our next step in our wine journey. We are moving our tasting room from the Sonoma Plaza this fall to a brand new space in Napa. Sonoma has been a great location but our roots are in Napa and our dream has always been to have our own space th...
by Karen Troisi
September 23rd, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

Wanted to share some news with you all as John and I take our next step in our wine journey. We are moving our tasting room from the Sonoma Plaza this fall to a brand new space in Napa. Sonoma has been a great location but our roots are in Napa and our dream has always been to have our own space the...
by Karen Troisi
September 21st, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 33901

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We picked Rutherford cab today - yields were down from last year.
by Karen Troisi
September 19th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 33901

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

timmy roos wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm
For those picking are you testing for taint?
Yes. Micro-ferments with our growers and also at the winery. And third party labs also.
by Karen Troisi
September 18th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 33901

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We are picking G3 cab on Monday.
by Karen Troisi
September 11th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 33901

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Brought in malbec today from Rutherford.
by Karen Troisi
September 10th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: Winery Visits Near Bedrock?

Some good suggestions already mentioned - Three Sticks and Auteur are two favorites. I would also suggest Jeff Cohn Cellars if you like syrah. Enkidu no longer has a tasting room at the Plaza. A few minutes away is Patz & Hall and they are pouring some really good SVD pinots (and have a large patio ...
by Karen Troisi
September 4th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Smoke taint 2020...
Replies: 349
Views: 32033

Re: Smoke taint 2020...

Dropped off a wine sample at ETS earlier today and, well, its now 11 days test result turnaround even for wine. I stood there for a few minutes contemplating if its even worth it what with fruit ripening and a short heat spike of sorts coming up this weekend (though supposedly not reaching 90F in R...
by Karen Troisi
August 23rd, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 591
Views: 49537

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

MatthewT wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 7:31 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 5:22 pm
2011 Jean Edwards Cellars Stagecoach Cab. Wonderful wine.
I had this yesterday! Was very good.
Thanks Steve and Matt for the mention - glad you enjoyed the ‘11 Stagecoach! [cheers.gif]
by Karen Troisi
August 22nd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 545
Views: 33901

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

Our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc (Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in Rutherford) is in. Some good looking and tasting fruit - average crop size.

Karen
by Karen Troisi
August 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7780

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

I was evacuted days ago, but did not leave. It is lovely here, would not have missed it for the world. The 2017 evacuation left me with many scars, and I am not reliving them. Good health and life and harvest to those who make their own decisions. I thought you were in the evacuation zone when I he...
by Karen Troisi
August 22nd, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7780

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

I was evacuted days ago, but did not leave. It is lovely here, would not have missed it for the world. The 2017 evacuation left me with many scars, and I am not reliving them. Good health and life and harvest to those who make their own decisions. I thought you were in the evacuation zone when I he...
by Karen Troisi
August 21st, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7780

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

CalFire Update this morning 220,000 acres 7% containment
by Karen Troisi
August 21st, 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7780

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

A lot of activity last night by CalFire setting back burns in the Atlas Peak area as well as east of Coombsville. Waiting on the morning update on containment but for the first time this week I feel a bit optimistic. I was expecting evacuation last night and it didn’t happen. Green dot is the area o...
by Karen Troisi
August 21st, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3450

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

How about fixing the remember me function? It’s incredibly tedious having to logon repeatedly. That's a browser issue, not a forum issue. It involves the cookies that the forum sets, and how your browser remembers them. if you have a bunch of cookies saved on your browser for the same website, they...

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