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by dsGriswold
March 21st, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 111
Views: 5208

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd, are you Finnish! [stirthepothal.gif]
by dsGriswold
March 17th, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Paetra Riesling "S"
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: TN: 2015 Paetra Riesling "S"

2015 Paetra Riesling "S" - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (3/16/2019) Straw yellow with an orange tinge, light orange nose. Off dry, luscious mouth feel with candied citrus, prominent acid to balance the residual sugar. (93 pts.) Posted from CellarTracker We picked up some Pok P...
by dsGriswold
February 24th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The dawn of restraint? Passed on most of my allocations
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: The dawn of restraint? Passed on most of my allocations

Must be the weather up here, or realizing we can't take it with us. [truce.gif]
by dsGriswold
February 23rd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: TN: 2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Larry, I appreciate your comments on the forum and should extend my vision south a bit.
by dsGriswold
February 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: TN: 2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

Years ago on recommendation I bought a case of '07 Jumilla Monastrell which was a bit austere for my tastes at the time which went more toward bold fruity Syrah. I would be interested to see how I would like it now. Over the years I have come to appreciate the more restrained mourvedre and blends. I...
by dsGriswold
February 22nd, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 7
Views: 279

TN: 2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2010 Gramercy Cellars Mourvedre - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (2/20/2019) Inky dark purple red with a bramble, loganberry nose. On opening was a bit jammy, but on the second night started to shine and the mourvedre started to exert its character of acid and chewy tannins resulting in a nice ba...
by dsGriswold
February 22nd, 2019, 12:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?
Replies: 62
Views: 1858

Re: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?

My wife drinks me under the table, but it is white wine so that doesn't count. Four cases on the safe side, construction workers are a tough lot. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
February 20th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Biggio Hamina notes
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: Biggio Hamina notes

I started buying OR Syrah when looking for some less jammy than the WA versions. B-H was the first and probably take the longest to come around, ten years and they start to show really well. Some of his older PN are really growing on me which is an advantage of buying inventory reductions, they are ...
by dsGriswold
January 30th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 363
Views: 15723

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

47 in and 18 out, not good. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 30th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?
Replies: 75
Views: 1757

Re: Why don't more wineries use PayPal or other payment systems?

Several up in WV are using Square as does my coffee shop. Debit card for most purchases now.
by dsGriswold
January 29th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3107

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

I never found CT quite as early, but still an old geezer. It took me a couple of months work to research and enter my wines from old invoices when I should have been working as I used my work computer. That's how I found CT ten years ago, a few months later Berserkers. I think I have finally come to...
by dsGriswold
January 28th, 2019, 11:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2797

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

In the Seattle area, have been able recently to get the 2016 Felsina CC for $14/bottle, and the 2016 San Felice CC for $15. Both are solid "Wednesday night with pizza" QPR partners. Michael I re-ordered the San Felice CC from Full Pull. I liked it better than the Last Bottle Brunello @$35 I had the...
by dsGriswold
January 27th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 99
Views: 2358

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Bill, If you have any more of the '14 left, I could take some off your hands. Not wanting to be greedy, but I like Riesling almost as much as Pinot Noir, and I have a heck of a lot more PN than Riesling. [thankyou.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 27th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!
Replies: 99
Views: 2358

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley riesling, pn rose, orange wine, gewürz

Hi Bill,
Please set aside a case of #1 for me. The off dry works very well with spicy food. [berserker.gif]
I will get out one of these days to pick up with the other order.
Thanks, Dennis [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 24th, 2019, 12:40 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 743

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

Love Vincent's wines. They do not last long here.
by dsGriswold
January 24th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars
Replies: 29
Views: 1149

Re: BD SPONSOR FEATURE Goodfellow Family Cellars

I think the first Matello I bought was that white blend from Alberty @ Story Teller, then Chas. gave me a bottle of the Fool's Journey saying it was the best syrah from Oregon. I have Whistling Ridge from '11 & '13, but I hear they take a little more time, so I just guzzle the other ones. These are ...
by dsGriswold
January 22nd, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 67
Views: 3328

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Thanks for that reply Richard, in an earlier life I might have entertained jumping into that snake pit. Now I have a challenge writing a comprehensive tasting note that compares favorably with one I wrote previously. It's a definite challenge to bridge the needs of the consumer and the producer. I l...
by dsGriswold
January 21st, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 146
Views: 7724

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

I bought a bunch and used most of them when relocating the cellar to another room. They are very handy for overflow, partial bin storage and new arrivals. Much handier than leaving wine in the cases as they stack well and you can access through the end. I have 15 on a moveable cart with most of the ...
by dsGriswold
January 20th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon pinot vintage update?
Replies: 67
Views: 3328

Re: Oregon pinot vintage update?

Thanks Marcus, I know why I like your wines so well. Also I need to move in next door to Ron. I though I was buying too many wines. [wow.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 20th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Wichmann Dundee Estate (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: TN: 2014 Trisaetum Pinot Noir Wichmann Dundee Estate (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I have not had any of the Trisaetum wines, but they are on my short list after the praise they have generated. I have been very impressed by all the '14s which rival my appreciation for the '10s, and mirror my problem in that they are so good, I cannot restrain myself from drinking them with abandon...
by dsGriswold
January 15th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Electric Kettle

I'm on my second Cuisinart. They seem to last as long as we own a house. Got a new one 20 years ago and we have one in each kitchen. The first one failed when a house sitter mistakenly tried using it on the gas cook top. It actually worked, but looked a bit ratty. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
January 13th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "...if you can’t taste the difference why pay the difference?"
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: "...if you can’t taste the difference why pay the difference?"

A buck a bottle was pretty upscale back then. Heaty Burgundy was $2.39/gal if I remember. But then I was making $500/mo and saving half of that.
by dsGriswold
January 8th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Black-eyed Pea Salad (Texas Caviar) - Podnah's Pit
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Black-eyed Pea Salad (Texas Caviar) - Podnah's Pit

Wife made up a batch for NYDay dinner and it was mighty tasty. One serving left with roast beef tip for dinner. She's sick with the crud and having tomato soup. i'll ask for recipe when she returns from the store. I use Podnah's vinegar sauce or Sriracha on just about anything.
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 363
Views: 15723

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I am not going to enter my statistics for the year, or Alan will surely laugh at me. only because he sees you as he was a few years ago—before I embraced the “ah, hell, I’ll never quit buying” mentality. The internal struggles, the rationalization, denial and anger, bargaining and depression (pseud...
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30797

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

I contributed an '07 Virage for Thanks Giving dinner with standing rib roast. Never made notes during diner and nothing left after dinner. Very tasty as I remember.
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Girls
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: No Girls

Thanks Alex and Anton, I'll order all three again.
by dsGriswold
January 2nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Girls
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: No Girls

I would to cut back and haven't opened any of my previous bottles. What are the recommendations for a more reserved out of the three. Most of the notes say the Grenache is better than the Tempranillo. I like WA Tempranillo.
by dsGriswold
December 27th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 111
Views: 5208

Re: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon

Todd Hamina wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 10:02 am
If you can regularly get paid well to make wine, then my hat is off to you. This is a stupid, stupid business.
But Todd you made so many friends! flirtysmile
by dsGriswold
December 9th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 50
Views: 1866

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

I try to keep a purchase under a hundred bucks, so do the math. The outliers being some culty stuff from W2 where 3 or 6 get you in the game.
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 BKB Pinot Noir Makena (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills)
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: TN: 2016 BKB Pinot Noir Makena (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills)

I can't keep up with all the wineries, new to me. Love the AVA. Tantalizing note. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What have you learnt on your wine journey?
Replies: 70
Views: 6942

Re: What have you learnt on your wine journey?

I love talking about wine, sometimes the conversations aren't even about wine. [cheers.gif]
I eat a lot of spicy food from around the world and Riesling works really well. So does beer. [wink.gif]
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?
Replies: 34
Views: 5711

Re: Thoughts about online wine purchasing?

Most of my purchases are online. We have two good online stores in town for local pick up. Berserker and emails fill in the blanks along with Full Pull and Last Bottle.
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 67
Views: 6576

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

Getting older has done it for me. I once asked my father why he didn't drink anymore. Now I know and my mother only drank on social occasions, drinking alone was not her thing. Some family members on my mother's side and my brother had a problem with drink. Driving while old is problem enough, no ne...
by dsGriswold
December 2nd, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw

Ron, there is a fellow, I think from Michigan that did an OPB Oregon Experience program on gathering edible foods from nature. A friend on Camano Is. gathers mushrooms, shellfish and greens and is a follower. She takes a Himalayan black berry cane and peels it and eats the core, uses a lot of greens...
by dsGriswold
December 1st, 2018, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw
Replies: 2
Views: 117

TN: 2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw

2011 Proper Wines Syrah Stone's Throw - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley (11/27/2018) Opaque purple with a violet rim, nose of blackberries. Tart cane pith, light fruit, medium body, a bit of bubble gum. A bit disjointed solo, but works well with some salami picante on baguette....
by dsGriswold
November 30th, 2018, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rasa
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Rasa

I buy a few starting with the QED several years ago @$50 mark. I have been fortunate with their inventory reduction sales which correspond with my cool year vintage preference. They also are the wine makers for the WA CT custom crush wines which are affordable in the $40 range. Also they are the win...
by dsGriswold
November 27th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...
Replies: 66
Views: 2209

Re: Thoughts on Washington reds in general (via TN rants on CT)...

Brandon, you should pm the poster and suggest they just do a regular TN and come over to WB for the ranting, they would feel at home over here. CT is a feel good site where ruffling feathers is frowned upon. I personally gravitate to the cool vintages, but bought many jammy versions in the past whic...
by dsGriswold
November 25th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Paetra Riesling Dry (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton)
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: TN: 2016 Paetra Riesling Dry (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton)

I need to get out that way and pick up last years BD wines, I have a few left from Vinopolis a few years back. Love them with spicy food.
by dsGriswold
November 24th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 0
Views: 131

TN: 2014 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc (USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley)

2014 Random Wine Company Cabernet Franc - USA, Oregon, Columbia Valley (11/21/2018) Medium ruby with a rusty iron nose. Light acid, medium fruit and body with dusty tannins, well balanced and drinking pleasantly after an hour plus open time. Roast beef, blood and iron in restrained fashion. Open an...
by dsGriswold
November 23rd, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsule for the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Capsule for the 2015 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine Ribbon Ridge

A vote for no capsules and warming up to screw caps. I agree capsules dress up the baller wine, but I just drink the cheap stuff.
by dsGriswold
November 22nd, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most compact way to store wine under the stairs
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: most compact way to store wine under the stairs

What are the dimensions of a Weinbox? 10.5"w x 9.5"h x 19"d, Bdx and smaller Burg fit well, larger Burg not so well for a full case. I just use them stacked 3 high and top loaded now and haven't tried to end load. When I get around to using longer term, I will most likely use for partial cases in a...
by dsGriswold
November 21st, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: most compact way to store wine under the stairs
Replies: 24
Views: 1218

Re: most compact way to store wine under the stairs

Try some Weinboxes. I bought a bunch for moving into a new cellar and use them for overflow.
by dsGriswold
November 13th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée
Replies: 88
Views: 3773

Re: Recommendations Similar to PGC Berserker’s Cuvée

I've got a couple of cases of both Berserker stuffed in the corner while I drink the Cameron, Goodfellow, Biggio-Hamina and Vincent and a case of the sedimentary waiting for pick up. I can wait a bit longer!
by dsGriswold
November 7th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse is Live
Replies: 69
Views: 3881

Re: Cayuse is Live

Cost me $17 for 3 pack + $ UPS Store pick up for $7/bottle shipping. I know the 2 box 9 bottles No Girls leaves questions. About the same shipping for Delmas, but it comes as single a six pack.
by dsGriswold
November 2nd, 2018, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4664

Re: Best Oregon Pinot

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
November 2nd, 2018, 10:51 am

4) Cameron-Clos Electrique is $70 and if you want pay $100+, I am sure John will re-price it for you.
I love these discussions. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
November 1st, 2018, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Force Majeure-Washington State Stunner
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Force Majeure-Washington State Stunner

I was a buyer a while back when testing out the WA wines. Pricing went above my comfort zone and then OR PN obsession took over. Still have a few aging in the cellar. I open one to share when someone appreciates a big red.
by dsGriswold
October 10th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kansas City Metro, amazing food on both sides of the state line
Replies: 26
Views: 957

Re: Kansas City Metro, amazing food on both sides of the state line

A friend of my daughter moved there after growing up in LA and living for a time in Brooklyn. Daughter has visited and is impressed with the city. Affordable housing and one of the cross roads of America with the associated amalgam of regional influences. Always good in the foody world. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
October 6th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 212

TN: 2011 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley)

2011 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (10/3/2018) Dark ruby with nose of ripe cherries and mushrooms. Bold fruit with some nice acid for balance, light on the tannins which are well integrated, giving a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Most of Trey's wines I have cons...
by dsGriswold
October 6th, 2018, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For you Cab Franc lovers, a new Washington project with a Franc focus...
Replies: 28
Views: 1213

Re: For you Cab Franc lovers, a new Washington project with a Franc focus...

I was very pleased with the Random Wine CF. I still have a sixer to pick up from a few years ago.
I usually let my WA CF spend considerable time in the cellar. Opened a second bottle of '14 Idiot's Grace CF and it still needs a few more years.

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