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by dsGriswold
October 5th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?
Replies: 68
Views: 2820

Re: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?

I just got a response from Richard Sandler @ rasandler@verizon.net from who I got a visual cellar based on CT Excel download. One of the pages showing wine names had a glitch. He said Eric had changed the columns and was going to look into it and send me how to repair and get it working. The pages R...
by dsGriswold
October 2nd, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44243

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I use Sec for most of my local buys these days. I also drop off my shippers so they can ship to non local people. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
October 1st, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: TN: 2007 Virage Vineyards (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I had a little email exchange back in June over my forgetting and following up on my BD order that apparently got lost in the FedEx warehouse or truck. A really lovely and passionate person and I bought another replacement case of the rosé which my wife likes immensely. I was about to spring for ano...
by dsGriswold
September 28th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1478

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

Years ago on of my employees came back with a van full of boxes from the local wine shop, they made great for parts storage, kids, now the grand kids use them for what ever.
by dsGriswold
September 15th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 154
Views: 8246

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Regarding Full Pull, I think that they are an excellent resource for Seattle peeps. I've been tempted by a couple of FP offers, but I see more attractive pricing from Portland retailers. I love Full Pull. It's not really about the pricing necessarily, but I very largely align with several of the pal...
by dsGriswold
September 10th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 190
Views: 15664

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

Thanks Jonathan, just ordered some for mine. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
September 9th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9890

Re: Fires-Oregon

The note of field burning brought back memories of earlier times. I believe the practice was halted when the smoke obscured visibility on I-5 around Albany and there was a huge pile up where some lives were lost. Went to pick up my evening latte and the server said the owner's partner had a friend e...
by dsGriswold
August 30th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 2
Views: 230

TN: 2011 Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino

2011 Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (8/26/2020) Dark ruby with a light cedar nose. Needed another day to start delivering, pretty closed on night one. Smooth mouth feel with soft tannins, leather and a nice balanced acid, sour sorrel and cane ...
by dsGriswold
August 6th, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR (continue thread) - tasted
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR (continue thread) - tasted

Went in for a case #1 and a case on this #2 as well. Hard to beat Rasa under $20 with shipping. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
August 5th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines Finca Hoya de Santa Ana
Replies: 0
Views: 164

TN: 2016 Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines Finca Hoya de Santa Ana

2016 Bodegas Olivares Monastrell Altos de la Hoya Ungrafted Old Vines Finca Hoya de Santa Ana - Spain, Murcia, Jumilla (8/4/2020) Inky dark ruby, graphite nose. Fruity, but not bold with nice acid and soft tannins, well balanced. I usually like more on the austere side, this was easy drinking and v...
by dsGriswold
July 17th, 2020, 12:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: To Share or Not to Share...That is the Question...
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Re: To Share or Not to Share...That is the Question...

I'm too old to be selfish. Giving is my new normal! I only buy affordable wines now and look for opportunities to gift or share the better stuff. [bow.gif]
by dsGriswold
May 27th, 2020, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 666
Views: 44243

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus, that was a damn wonderful treatise on making wine. I always wanted to ask you how do you get what you want or see in the grapes and how you draw it out. I spent a good part of my career making things out of wood, thinking I could match anyone. Sculpture and ceramics were rewarding, but makin...
by dsGriswold
May 24th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sec Wines in Portland
Replies: 85
Views: 5887

Re: Sec Wines in Portland

I started buying from Sec when Alberty shut down Storyteller on his recommendation, I think that was before Vinopolis moved to their new location near my place of business. Very pleased and Eric always takes my shippers, he says he uses them. A lot of BD wines this year along with local deliveries. ...
by dsGriswold
May 20th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 589
Views: 49361

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Hi Michael, been wanting to try your wines since last year, several health issues put me off the vino, slowly getting me back in the game. Also trying to keep my buying in check and reduce the cellar. I know you need to sell wine to pay the bills and I hope I can do my part. Been drinking wine for 5...
by dsGriswold
May 4th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Hi Bill,
The wife and friends made short work of the Pinot Gris, so put in a reorder for a few more. Hopefully the 2 for one is still open.
Dennis
by dsGriswold
May 2nd, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 148

TN: 2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

2007 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (4/29/2020) Bob should be grinning from ear to ear on this one. Fruit hits you on the git go. Nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink. Never had this one before and just a few '07s from Or. Last glass tonight a...
by dsGriswold
April 28th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles
Replies: 76
Views: 3813

Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles

Hi Emily, I'm not sure whether you ever got my order for a case of rosé. I can't remember if I just used this forum or your website, I did enter it into CT pending which I usually do when getting a confirmation. Anyway that was a big hit last year, so if not ordered, please ship me a case of the CF ...
by dsGriswold
April 28th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

I got 2 cases delivered, in the quarantine garage now. Thanks Bill. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 27th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: TN: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

I may be the only one that likes '11 OR PN. A few years back when picking up some SoH wines, Byron said it looks like you like the '11 Bjornson as I had added several times.
by dsGriswold
April 27th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends
Replies: 42
Views: 5718

Re: Welcome to Berserker Quarantine Relief - mini-Berserkday relief for our friends

I thought I was finished buying wine for a while, but there are a few more that need some attention. As long as I get some whites, I am only half way in the dog house. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 27th, 2020, 12:35 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2343

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!

2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (4/24/2020) Medium garnet, light lilac nose. Dry, light restrained fruit of ripe strawberries, some funky bitter cane tannins. Another night and I knew that this would improve, it's getting really good with a b...
by dsGriswold
April 27th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 199

TN: 2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

2011 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (4/24/2020) Medium garnet, light lilac nose. Dry, light restrained fruit of ripe strawberries, some funky bitter cane tannins. Another night and I knew that this would improve, it's getting really good with a b...
by dsGriswold
April 25th, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 589
Views: 49361

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2014 Random Wine Company Cinsault - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (4/20/2020)
Dark ruby, dry with prevalent acid on opening, mellowed the second night. Getting better each night with some crisp stony tannins and acidity complimenting some rather austere fruit. (90 pts.)
by dsGriswold
April 25th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Random Wine Company Cinsault (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 232

TN: 2014 Random Wine Company Cinsault (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley)

2014 Random Wine Company Cinsault - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley (4/20/2020) Dark ruby, dry with prevalent acid on opening, mellowed the second night. Getting better each night with some crisp stony tannins and acidity complimenting some rather austere fruit. (90 pts.) Posted fro...
by dsGriswold
April 23rd, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2343

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - 1 LEFT!!!

OK Todd, I'll take the last sixer. Dennis
by dsGriswold
April 23rd, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

HI Brig, I just studied geology and got my degree in geography many long years ago from the local Portland State College which became PSU. There is an OPB series of vignettes called 'Nick on the Rocks' with pieces dealing with the Columbia Gorge and Eastern WA that is quite fascinating. There was se...
by dsGriswold
April 22nd, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Brig, I get that and have a hard time expressing it and use slaty, but sucking on a river rock would work, but none other than farm kids suck on rocks. I was taking a geology Rocks and Minerals class where tasting was a means to identifying. I use a lot of terms from on the farm as a kid in my notes...
by dsGriswold
April 22nd, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

that review actually helps a lot. Granite forward is exactly that: drinking the wine tasted like licking a rock. a cold, hard rock out of the ground. I could see where somebody would like it, but that somebody was not me. And it showed up pretty consistently across the board in the wines I had from ...
by dsGriswold
April 21st, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - SOLD OUT, THANKS!
Replies: 37
Views: 2343

Re: Biggio Hamina Cellars WVPN - A FEW LEFT!!!

PM sent for a mixed sixer.
by dsGriswold
April 21st, 2020, 12:39 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Good to hear from you Bill. Wife and friends missed you on their trip to the valley. I'll do a PM in a day or so. Stay well your self, Dennis [thankyou.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 18th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3628

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Peter Petersen wrote:
April 18th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Can we also switch to screw caps while we are at it.
It took a while to warm up to screw tops. Now much prefer and the wife cannot pull a cork because of wrist weakness. I can store on a shelf and read the labels. [thumbs-up.gif]
Wax sucks!
by dsGriswold
April 18th, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 7604

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

Mine arrived today and quarantined a couple days in the garage. Wife says "where you goin' to put it?" I says, "It's for you!"
by dsGriswold
April 15th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 2473

Re: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR

Something Arlo Guthrie said about being part of a movement. [drinkers.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 15th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 2473

Re: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR

Thanks for jogging my memory Scott. I started buying QED @ $50 years ago from StoryTeller. High marks and a friend said buy more after we shared some bottles over the years, still a few left.
by dsGriswold
April 15th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR
Replies: 24
Views: 2473

Re: Rasa Vineyards - WA State special bottling, excellent QPR

I took it to mean a blend of Syrah and Cab. I'm in for 2 cases. Hard to lose @ $17 & free shipping. [wow.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 15th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Paetra Buy one, get one free
Replies: 57
Views: 6072

Re: Paetra Buy one, get one free

Hi Bill, I caught my wife drinking some of the Gevurtz. She's a big PGris fan and said she likes Gevurtz, so I need to put in an order for a mixed case, P Gris, Gevurtz & Rosé. If you still have that "14 Riesling that I thought I ordered a couple of BD's ago ship that up to me, too. Or should I orde...
by dsGriswold
April 5th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Vincent - New Deals for MAY!
Replies: 52
Views: 5371

Re: Vincent Spring Pre-release Redux

[cheers.gif] Just to let you know that the wife has sucked down all the whites and daughter has done a good job on the reds. I even grabbed an Armstrong the other night and it was super.
by dsGriswold
April 4th, 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?

I still have a couple left and finished one off the other night. Held up well over the years. Love the screw top as it takes me up to a week to finish off a bottle these days.
by dsGriswold
April 2nd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 163

TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard

2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Armstrong Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (3/30/2020) Age has been kind to this bottle, well balanced fruit, not bold, not too restrained, tannins are smooth and well integrated, very savory. Could not ask for a better bottle. (92 pts.) https://cdn.ct...
by dsGriswold
March 18th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown
Replies: 23
Views: 1590

Re: Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown

I recently requested Full Pull ship my pending as weather is good from Seattle to PDX. I usually have been getting wines shipped to UPS Store about 10 blocks away. I am home these days and schlepping cases is getting hard on my old back these days as well. Time to change to home delivery.
by dsGriswold
March 18th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?

I got a close out deal on a case of the '13 Noel a few years back and have a few left, so opened one. Very pleasant.
92 points
2/8/2020 Medium ruby with a garnet shading, ripe fruited nose, chewy tart tannins. Medium body, light fruit, not austere, but well balanced and drinking nicely now.
by dsGriswold
February 29th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 926
Views: 48361

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I have basically just been buying daily drinker reds white and rosé for family. It's working and they are sucking the cellar dry. I keep the better ones squirrelled away and only pull one when asked, so down about a hundred from last year, 38 white and rosé from I Suck at CT. [wow.gif]
by dsGriswold
February 19th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

I picked up BD wines yesterday and appreciate the screw caps. Since our double handle Alessi broke, I need to open all for my wife. Love screw tops, whites and rosé don't hang around long, and I'm liking the Riesling.
by dsGriswold
February 15th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 383
Views: 23646

Re: I'm done*

My daughter is definitely the beneficiary of my hoarding, 6 cabs to the school auction and 3 BDX to the weekend ski trip. I keep the PN for myself and wife is starting to suck down various whites.
by dsGriswold
February 9th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Noel Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 192

TN: 2013 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Noel Vineyard

2013 Biggio Hamina Cellars Pinot Noir Noel Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains (2/8/2020) Medium ruby with a garnet shading, ripe fruited nose, chewy tart tannins. Medium body, light fruit, not austere, but well balanced and drinking nicely now. (92 pts.) https://cdn.ct-st...
by dsGriswold
January 27th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Yes, Bill, Send me an invoice for a case of the '14. I will pay up front and you can hold the wines or ship if they are in the way. I would still like to visit, now we know where the winery is located. I don't drink as much now, but talking is not a problem, I can talk all day about grapes and wine....
by dsGriswold
January 27th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers
Replies: 26
Views: 1928

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley BD11 Offers

Hi Bill, My wife and friends missed you on their pickup trip a while back. Curious if last years order is still in the warehouse. I have had some health issues that have precluded driving. Not much drinking either for over a year, but starting to imbibe a little. I put in an order on the website thi...
by dsGriswold
January 26th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* CabFranc-Merlot Blends @25-50% discounts! +MAGNUMS & half bottles
Replies: 76
Views: 3813

Re: Re: VIRAGE NAPA VALLEY *Right Bank* Beautifully Aged @20-50% discounts!

Hi Emily, just ordered a case of your Berserker rosé. I really appreciated your assistance last year with getting my late order processed. Rosé is a big hit with my wife, never get the "we have too much wine" when I say rosé. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 22nd, 2020, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills

2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (1/21/2020) Medium ruby with bold violets/roses nose. Dry, some bitter tartness and fairly prominent fruit, calcareous limestone with a strong vita-C component on night one. With some more open time the ...

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