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by Peter Petersen
November 21st, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Superb Napa Carneros Sauvignon Blanc... and you can't buy a bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 523

Re: Superb Napa Carneros Sauvignon Blanc... and you can't buy a bottle

Very interesting, indeed. Checked their website and apparently they don't make SB, only Chard and Roussanne for whites as far as I can tell.
by Peter Petersen
November 20th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 11
Views: 625

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Just popped a 2002 Ojai, Clos Pepe. This won’t count, but I’ll find something for next week.
by Peter Petersen
November 20th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Young cdp
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Young cdp

I'd say not 2015, probably 2016 Pegau at this point
by Peter Petersen
November 16th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa

Brian, I didn’t decant but given how well it survived into day two I’d say that you can’t go wrong with a decant. A couple of hours might be ideal.
by Peter Petersen
November 16th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa
Replies: 5
Views: 553

2013 Beta Wines, Vare, Cab, Oak Knoll, Napa

These wines just arrived and in the interest being an informed buyer for next year I decided to pop one. Tried the '13 Vare over two nights, no decanting. Pretty much open for business, might have been a tad better on day two. Fantastic wine. Great aromas and a lively refreshing palate. Aromas defin...
by Peter Petersen
November 11th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Tasting with TNs
Replies: 45
Views: 2570

Re: Rhys Tasting with TNs

Sounds like an awesome tasting. Looking forward to popping my last ‘08 Alpine and hoping I’ll qualify for the ‘17 Chenin and ‘16 Ætna Bianco based on Franks notes.
by Peter Petersen
November 10th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect red wine glass?
Replies: 75
Views: 4397

Re: The perfect red wine glass?

Yes, the Grassl tasting glass is really good. Bought 12! It is heavier and very sturdy but I like that it is handmade.
by Peter Petersen
November 5th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out

Jeff, yeah, but I do have 6-8 of those lovely 1855 which has become my fav glass since last year. You’ll be very very glad you got those Zaltos.
by Peter Petersen
November 5th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Zalto Bordeaux Glasses / Blow Out

Got the last pair. Thanks. Do you know when the Grassl 1855s will be back in stock? You can shoot me a PM or email me. Glad you took them because I do not need more glasses than I already have! [cheers.gif] I had this set in my shopping card with code entered when I was distracted by someone walkin...
by Peter Petersen
November 4th, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Austrian Reds?
Replies: 24
Views: 1126

Re: Austrian Reds?

I've enjoyed wines from Umathum and Moric.
by Peter Petersen
November 1st, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1156

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

I've only opened the regular 2017 Maresh (called Mirabai) from Kelley Fox so far. It is an amazing wine. Light color but loads of aromatic and palate complexity. Looking forward to popping the three vineyard designates later. Peter, You should try the vineyard designate from Maresh in 2017. (The on...
by Peter Petersen
October 31st, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks
Replies: 20
Views: 1156

Re: TN: 2016 Walter Scott X Novo and 2017 Kelley Fox Red Barn Blocks

I've only opened the regular 2017 Maresh (called Mirabai) from Kelley Fox so far. It is an amazing wine. Light color but loads of aromatic and palate complexity. Looking forward to popping the three vineyard designates later.
by Peter Petersen
October 29th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4334

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Haven’t heard anything.
by Peter Petersen
October 29th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 54
Views: 3122

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

M. Dildine wrote:
October 29th, 2019, 8:00 am

Not sure what's wrong with people who don't like Zin - but I'd have it checked!
Why? I know people who are happy to take the occasional case off my hands. And now I can focus on other wines.
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 54
Views: 3122

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

For us there is one direct relationship we have noticed. As a producer increases the amount of petite Syrah in their Zinfandel the less we like the zin. This is particularly the case when that ps is super ripe. That is an interesting thought that I can test out soon. I’ve definitely fallen out of l...
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Grüner shut down? and pichler assistance needed
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Does Grüner shut down? and pichler assistance needed

I think the answers will differ, but I do feel that GV can have a sullen phase were they come across as being overdone. Haven’t tried anything younger than 2012. But 2011 and 2012 are showing fine now after several years of being disappointing.
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

That’s right. Like the chard not the PN.
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2789

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Obviously the biggest bottle of red I own! Sadly that'd would be a 750ml as things stand now.
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore
Replies: 54
Views: 3122

Re: What’s wrong with me - I don’t like zin anymore

I was just going to post a similar observation about Zin. I'm not sure we are getting away from them for the same reason. But I have noted that over the last year all of my fav Zins are just not offering me the same pleasure as they used to ('14 Carlisle Montafi being an excellent example from last ...
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

If it wasn't for the inclusion of Bearwallow I'd happily get the sampler every year.
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

There hasn't been a waiting list for a few years. I think that there are somewhere between 8000 and 10,000 on the list actually. Hold on, there's no waiting list? What am I still doing buying this stuff then? How pedestrian. I'm dropping Carlisle immediately and signing up for SQN, Saxum and Ultram...
by Peter Petersen
October 27th, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Family Farm Vineyard

Sounds like another FF nice FF. I generally really enjoy the FF, especially what has been made since 2010. Haven't tried 2016 and only tasted 2015, can't even remember if I've received the 2016! Wish they'd offer them separately in 375ml as futures.
by Peter Petersen
October 26th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Anyone going dry on Monday for Prohibition?

John O' wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 6:24 am
I'll recognize by going dry until around 5:00PM
I’ll drink to that [cheers.gif]
by Peter Petersen
October 24th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

There hasn't been a waiting list for a few years. I think that there are somewhere between 8000 and 10,000 on the list actually. Another data point:I haven't bought from Turley for several years and still get generous allocations. For those who want a PN there will be a chance to acquire one at fall...
by Peter Petersen
October 23rd, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Royal Nonesuch Farm
Replies: 29
Views: 2295

Re: Royal Nonesuch Farm

I tasted this wine in August and it was drinking extremely well as a pop and pour, as is the 2016.
by Peter Petersen
October 22nd, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5356

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Looks like Carlisle can ship my bottle to FM III. So my bottle should be able to enter the falltacular auction.
by Peter Petersen
October 22nd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best US Pinot for $30 or under
Replies: 68
Views: 4081

Re: Best US Pinot for $30 or under

I’d suggest Kelley Fox or Arterberry-Maresh from K&L.
by Peter Petersen
October 8th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2292

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

My 2 cents as a person who is a citizen but not an American. Forget Zinfandel and go for Ridge Monte Bello. This might blow half the budget and the 1995 is drinking well. For sparkling I don’t really know a domestic one that I can recommend, hoping for Rhys, but I haven’t tried it. Still, I’d expect...
by Peter Petersen
October 6th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1459
Views: 99033

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

OTOH both 2007 and 2008 TA are drinking extremely well right now.

Also just finished off two perfect 2010 and 2011 CP whites.
by Peter Petersen
October 3rd, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Never say never. Got my wishlist for Vare after the email saying "sold out"! Excited to try these for the first time.
by Peter Petersen
October 2nd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)
Replies: 20
Views: 2955

Re: South Bay LA - August Offline (Planning)

J. Rock wrote:
September 25th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Brent S wrote:
September 22nd, 2019, 10:16 pm
Josh-just sent you a message.

South Bay or even Westside gang-we should figure something out!
I'd be in for something on the Westside!
I’m Westside (CC) as well.
by Peter Petersen
October 2nd, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Offered 3 Montecillo which I took and then wish listed 3 Vare
by Peter Petersen
September 26th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 43
Views: 3218

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Vinous says $80 for Vare.
by Peter Petersen
September 21st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 2090

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Reed are the most easily identified of all avocados; sized and shaped like a grapefruit. The trees are columnar and spindly and can be very tall, like a sickly pine. In my opinion they are the best tasting variety by a mile. I have only ever seen them in SoCal. If you are going to order avos by mai...
by Peter Petersen
September 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1855

Re: 2016 screaming eagle the flight

Well, if you are after points you’ll get them in spades. Not perfect but close enough.
by Peter Petersen
September 18th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 4036

Re: Di Costanzo "Di Co" - anyone buying?

I bought last year, but will likely pass this year. The style was a little too full bodied for my taste.
by Peter Petersen
September 12th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18287

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

SeanHarding wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 4:40 pm
NickRut wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Who got the letter? Everyone on the list?
I saw it in my USPS Informed Delivery today, so it's probably still making its way to peoples' mailboxes.
Only to those with helicopter privileges at To-Kalon. [wink.gif]
by Peter Petersen
September 12th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18287

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Yes, I was shocked to read that letter. It is unlikely that I own anything from the big companies in this business but I'll double check again.
by Peter Petersen
September 10th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1675

Re: I Went Back to WA.

From what I see online I also like what William Kelley and LG have to say. I'm not hugely enthusiastic about Vinous, but I do like Josh a lot even if his reviews are not as timely as they could be.
Does TWA have a good reviewer for Oregon? Is their format readable?
by Peter Petersen
September 10th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18287

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I can see two reasons why you'd sell these. Either you decide you don't like them or they are too pricey to drink. In either case why shouldn't you stop or be stopped from buying? Now I remember someone in CC saying that they sold an extra three pack (who knew you could wishlist?) for a "reasonable"...
by Peter Petersen
September 10th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 Rhys, Alpine, PN
Replies: 0
Views: 306

'13 Rhys, Alpine, PN

Served over two nights and stored under Repour in the interim. Upon opening it appears intensely floral, then turns to a more high toned herbal element. Some would have said green beans! On the palate it is refreshing and has a few sharp redcurrant or cranberry flavors. Very pleasant and enticing. D...
by Peter Petersen
September 9th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

I opened my first bottle of 2013 Alpine Pinot Noir the other day, somewhat impulsively, and had a similarly fulfilling experience! Truly a beautiful showing. Thanks for the heads up! I’ve had a ‘12 HS, PN upright for months now, but I was never really in the mood for another Rhys. Now I’m popping t...
by Peter Petersen
September 9th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18287

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Tasted with Alex in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. The enthusiasm is totally justified. Though based on this thread, I'm starting to worry that they're using up the whole production on tastings!! :) Wish I had known that he was in town. Maybe I can leverage this to obtain a 6 bottle allocation. [wink...
by Peter Petersen
September 8th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

I’ve had a number of bottles of this and would agree that it is not only delicious but also ready to drink.
I only got a token allocation in 2012 as I didn’t buy the three previous vintages, but scored 6 of these on a minimum bid at K&L.
by Peter Petersen
September 6th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 18912

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

GReat glasses, and Chris offers super customer service as well! Want to give Chris a little shout out here. I ordered 6 1855s. I received 6 1855 tubes, but one had a Cru in it. I already have some 1855s and didn't really need a full 6 more so was honestly quite happy to have a Cru. I let Chris know...
by Peter Petersen
September 4th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 250
Views: 18912

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I was testing out the tasting glasses again last week while in SLO. People who tried to compare these glasses with standard Riedel Bdx and tasting glasses were impressed. Both for aromatics and palate feel. Some started out by claiming that the glass could not make a significant change, but without ...
by Peter Petersen
September 4th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '07 Tablas Creek Esprit, Rouge, brett or Mourvedre?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: '07 Tablas Creek Esprit, Rouge, brett or Mourvedre?

Thanks to a nice email from a board member I need to make a slight clarification. When I mentioned Kriek I did not means to imply the wine was fizzy, this apparently is an issue that the winery is aware of and has corrected in later vintages. It was just the most obvious aromatic association that ca...
by Peter Petersen
September 4th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '07 Tablas Creek Esprit, Rouge, brett or Mourvedre?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: '07 Tablas Creek Esprit, Rouge, brett or Mourvedre?

Larry,
Definitely stored properly. I've not contacted Jason, there is no obvious way of doing that as far as I can tell. But I'm not really interested in replacements, just in checking if others have similar impressions of the wine.
by Peter Petersen
September 4th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '07 Tablas Creek Esprit, Rouge, brett or Mourvedre?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

'07 Tablas Creek Esprit, Rouge, brett or Mourvedre?

Since this wine was declared ready to drink a few years ago I've plowed through a case of 375ml and seven 750ml, all purchased from the winery near release. All but the most recent bottles were excellent and good ringers for traditional C9dP. The last three bottles, however, smelled a bit like Kriek...
by Peter Petersen
September 3rd, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8341

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

Don’t remember the exact wine, but a 1970 Haut-Medoc that I shared with friends back in 1980. We finished the wine and went with the empty bottle so that we could buy another.

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