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by Peter Petersen
September 18th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 screaming eagle the flight
Replies: 20
Views: 1448

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: 35
Views: 2521

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: 169
Views: 13271

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: 169
Views: 13271

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: 1539

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: 169
Views: 13271

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: 262

'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: 919

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: 169
Views: 13271

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: 919

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: 235
Views: 16646

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: 235
Views: 16646

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: 316

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: 316

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: 316

'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: 8145

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.
by Peter Petersen
August 26th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16646

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Popped a Sancerre tonight that I knew would be great in GGG, a glass I love and which I also find perfectly executed. On a whim I decided to test it against the Grassl tasting glass and was somewhat surprised and far from unhappy that I preferred the Grassl. Will do some more testing on several wine...
by Peter Petersen
August 26th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1442
Views: 96737

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

Speaking of going strong, the '08 TA is beautiful and seemed almost young. Glad I still have more.
by Peter Petersen
August 25th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia
Replies: 15
Views: 925

Re: TN: 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Blanco Viña Gravonia

Thanks for the note. I love the LdH whites, but have to admit that I haven't bought any since the '90s! Time to change that.
by Peter Petersen
August 24th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 235
Views: 16646

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

So given how inexpensive the tasting glasses are I decided to get 12. These are fairly amazing quality when compared to Gabriel Standard as pictured above in John's far more in-depth post. When you hold them into light you'll see ridges on the GGS as if it was made on a pottery wheel. The Grassl is ...
by Peter Petersen
August 24th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??
Replies: 71
Views: 2193

Re: Why Is Pronunciation Such An Issue??

How to you pronounce “pronunciation”? Very few non native English speakers can pass that test. Yes, I too have failed many times, but it hasn’t really deterred me from using it too much.
by Peter Petersen
August 24th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6356

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Two really good Chards from CA that won't break the bank and are not manipulated: Model Farms ($40) and Kinero ($35). Peter, a second vote on the Model Farm chardonnay. And related are the chard from Kutch (Joanna makes the MF wines, and is Jamie's AW). The Kutch chards are excellent, with both of ...
by Peter Petersen
August 24th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 147
Views: 6356

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

Two really good Chards from CA that won't break the bank and are not manipulated: Model Farms ($40) and Kinero ($35).
by Peter Petersen
August 24th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo

I just tried the 2010. It still seems painfully young and the oak is a tad obvious. Still, I found it fresh and lively on the palate. For the price both this and the Tondonia really are no brainers!
by Peter Petersen
August 22nd, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: tablas creek 2006 Panoplie
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: tablas creek 2006 Panoplie

I too have a bottle left, would hate to think that it’s seen better days.
by Peter Petersen
August 21st, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger live
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Dehlinger live

Yep, 2006!
by Peter Petersen
August 21st, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cayuse, Horsepower and No Girls for sale or trade REDUCED
Replies: 4
Views: 1244

Re: Cayuse, Horsepower and No Girls for sale or trade REDUCED

Rob, Are you nearby? Central or Southern California?
by Peter Petersen
August 21st, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger live
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Dehlinger live

Have to say, I too miss the wines. Tried the 2006 Rosé recently and it was drinking extremely well.
by Peter Petersen
August 20th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 161
Views: 7758

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

I've been using one repour for six different half bottles without issues. This was my strategy: drink half a bottle and then stick in a new repour. When opening that bottle again immediately tape to bottom of the repour and zip it in a small airtight bag until next use. The fifth wine I tested this ...
by Peter Petersen
August 15th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: South African Cabs really a contender?
Replies: 39
Views: 1351

Re: South African Cabs really a contender?

I've had very good ones and also many that had a little too much extra brett or other nastiness in them to be pleasant. Even had a tiff with Neal Martin over this. My go to Bdx Cab blends at good prices still come from Margaret River (AU) as it is hard to pay more than $40 for even the best bottles....
by Peter Petersen
August 15th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh, Dundee Hills, PN and Ch and OV PN added
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: 2017 Arterberry Maresh, Dundee Hills, PN and Ch and OV PN added

So I've now also just tried the 2017 Dundee Hills OV Pinot. Quite a bit different from the regular Dundee Hills PN. Deeper and more complex for sure, also firmer, esp on day two. I should try this in one go after a good decant when someone else is around.
by Peter Petersen
August 15th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5636

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Actually, '13 might just be the right vintage to try given the general nature of wines from that vintage. I'm tempted to do so myself. Won't make a difference as to whether or not I buy now (and I hate to miss out on anything from '16), unfortunately, as I'm on a strict no buy schedule until Aug 23rd.
by Peter Petersen
August 15th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 4969

Re: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?

A glaring omission in this thread is Arterberry Maresh. Jim does fantastic work utilizing one of Oregon’s Grand Cru vineyards. The family has been farming here for decades. From their Dundee hills Pinot and chard bottlings to their stellar single vineyards, Jim’s wines excel at any price point. His...
by Peter Petersen
August 13th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1343

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Scott Brunson wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Drinking the red (Nerello) right now.
Freaking delicious.
The Aeris? Did I miss an offering?
by Peter Petersen
August 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arterberry Maresh, Dundee Hills, PN and Ch and OV PN added
Replies: 2
Views: 512

2017 Arterberry Maresh, Dundee Hills, PN and Ch and OV PN added

This year I decided to give Oregon another serious try. The last effort was 15 years ago and ended in failure. This time I'm convinced that this is the area where the majority of my PN will come from in the future (Rhys is actually the only CA producer of PNs on my radar these days). There are some ...
by Peter Petersen
August 11th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1871

Re: What is Torrefaction?

This is the definition from Vinous:

torrefaction
The smell or taste of freshly ground coffee beans. Often a signature of a wine that has been aged in new French oak or heavily toasted barrels.
by Peter Petersen
August 9th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5636

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Prices have gone up $2000-3000 every year he was in college and, yes, it does include room and board. This is standard pricing for elite schools these days!!!
by Peter Petersen
August 8th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26879

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

Several mitigating points have been mentions already. Not to be a complete apologists, but run-off control and construction is a serious issue that, even if done to the letter of the law, often fails. Within a mile of where we live the city and county have been required to control run-off to our "cr...
by Peter Petersen
August 8th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5636

Re: Rhys Hillsides

A drop in the bucket for most of you, but $75,000 in tuition means no more wine buying until the next CC cycle and that's after the closing date.
by Peter Petersen
August 7th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2432

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

My suggestion above was to use a small airtight ziplock bag for the Repour when it is not in the bottle. Or maybe a very small volume bottle. This should keep it longer. Will test next week. I haven’t tried it yet, but I think putting tape over the end (not unlike the original seal) may work. Yes, ...
by Peter Petersen
August 7th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2432

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

My suggestion above was to use a small airtight ziplock bag for the Repour when it is not in the bottle. Or maybe a very small volume bottle. This should keep it longer. Will test next week.
by Peter Petersen
August 7th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5636

Re: Rhys Hillsides

College tuition due, but I might still take one of each. Never tried them either and I'm worried about having to wait 10-15 before drinking them given my age.
by Peter Petersen
August 7th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1343

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

I've had mixed experiences with the '14. We loved the first bottle my wife and I had, the second was with other Italian whites followed by Barolo and was matched poorly, the third was as I was ready to order the '15 and my wife said: "Don't buy this". That bottle was OK, but not $60 OK. Hopefully, I...
by Peter Petersen
August 5th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4432

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Of course people can post on whatever wines they like. Not everyone has to enjoy reading them. But presumably, we don’t need to reverse legislate and curtail a few complaints.
by Peter Petersen
August 4th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 8076

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

A 2017 Arterberry Maresh, Dundee Hills, CH for $26 has me convinced that I don't just need to buy PN. Wonderfully fresh and vibrant without heaviness.
by Peter Petersen
August 3rd, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4600

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 7:27 pm
I was in on the Jamet
Price?
by Peter Petersen
August 3rd, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26879

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

It is interesting to check ownership of Parducci and then at whatever comes up on a search for that entity.

I’ll definitely continue to buy Rhys, they have been extremely kind to me over the years even though I’ve never talked to Kevin in person.
by Peter Petersen
August 2nd, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26879

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

I’m certainly not going to boycott over this infraction. It’d be very hard to prove that using the water for irrigation would take water away from an estuary. This something people have studied and it would appear that lots of collected rain water going into the soil is recycled lower down rivers an...
by Peter Petersen
August 2nd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26879

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

That’s an expensive oversight on their part! Looks like the case is settled.
by Peter Petersen
August 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2432

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

I'm interested Repour but generally drink a bottle over two days so it does seem a bit of a waste. Maybe it can be saved for another bottle that you open later if you place it in an airtight bag?

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