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by dsGriswold
May 31st, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

I moved my racking to another room in Weinboxes, kept the original racking order. All the new wines previously stored in Weinboxes on the floor are now double high on two mobile carts. Being as I mostly by for near term drinking now, they are the top layer of Weinboxes so I can just grab a bottle. T...
by dsGriswold
May 30th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1239

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

by dsGriswold
May 21st, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 430

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

My room temp is close to cellar temp as my wife attests quite regularly. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
May 21st, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 430

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

To answer both of you. Bruce, I have been recovering from a tweaked back and drink little now. I pour a glass a night and drink half and pour in the bottle and cork on the counter. I was a bit surprised that the wine did not crash, but got better. Mark, I like most of the wine from Eola-Amity Hills....
by dsGriswold
May 20th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 6
Views: 430

TN: 2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills

2013 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola - Amity Hills (5/17/2019) Not much to write home about on night one, but developed overnight with a good acid presence, subdued fruit and just what I like in this Eola-Amity Hills vintage. Had a glass left over from l...
by dsGriswold
May 20th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?
Replies: 69
Views: 2594

Re: Will the Yakima Valley AVA Ever Produce Wines that Rival Great Bordeaux Blends in Cali & France?

While I do not buy much BDX and now focus on Spanish and Italian varietals, Dubrul and Boushey vineyards get some good press for BDX and I will second the Red Willow vineyard for Italian. With my penchant for restrained PN, cool vintages work best for me. A fellow CTer is growing PN and Sangio up in...
by dsGriswold
May 19th, 2019, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3447

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

I used to track the cellar on a clipboard with all current wine purchases with the wine in boxes or shippers, some open shelving for lesser quantities. About ten years ago started thinking about doing an Excel spread sheet. Found another tracking site when looking up a wine, a bit later found CT and...
by dsGriswold
May 11th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17761

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

  • 2013 Matello Pinot Noir - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/10/2019)
    Light ruby with some light funk on opening. Lightly tart medium fruit and body
Posted from CellarTracker
by dsGriswold
May 6th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville)
Replies: 18
Views: 1680

Re: TN: 2013 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, McMinnville)

2013 Kelley Fox Wines Pinot Noir Mirabai - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/6/2019) Light garnet with a soft strawberry nose. Lightly tart fruit with a medium body, definitely AFWE with perfect balance. Love the '13s when they hit their stride and this is really lovely on night one. (92 pts.) Post...
by dsGriswold
April 27th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1394

Re: Why are you into wine ?

I get a lot of attention and people are nice to me. My wife complains about how much wine I have, so I just buy for her now. Well I do toss in a few for me on occasion. I love talking about wine and Know a few ITB. My daughter always appreciates that I can spare a few good bottles. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 27th, 2019, 10:56 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: 129
Views: 4117

Re: PAETRA Willamette Valley MONDAY (Bottling day) ROLL ON!

Hi Bill, I have been a bit remiss about picking up my wines. Now I injured my back slepping some boxes of tile, so as soon as I am able I will take a drive out on a pick up run and pay some visits.
by dsGriswold
April 24th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar

I have been buying WA Spanish varietals for some time, hardly any BDX and fewer Rhone. Very pleased with the Spanish and Italian. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 14th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17761

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

The first Matello I bought was his WR white from Story Teller for my wife, she loved it so I kept asking Michael to get others, then I started buying from Vinopolis after they moved their store, now I buy mostly from Sec, I think they have me on speed dial. Chas. Stiltner gave me a bottle of Fools J...
by dsGriswold
April 13th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is your average cost per bottle trending?
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: How is your average cost per bottle trending?

I balance the few spendy WA Rocks wines with affordable WA reds, mostly Rhone, Spanish and Italian. Also buy a lot of Loire, Savoie, Tuscan and Piemonte affordable wines that can be readily shared and gifted. For myself I buy OR PN that beats the pants off Burgundy for the non-wealth crowd. Also sta...
by dsGriswold
April 13th, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is your average cost per bottle trending?
Replies: 27
Views: 858

Re: How is your average cost per bottle trending?

I've been ticking around $20-22/bottle for about 10 years. Previously $30-35 before discovering CT and WB though my overall spending sure has increased. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 12th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17761

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2013 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley I opened a bottle the other night and just sipped it away. My note from over two years ago said wait and be pleasantly rewarded. Four left to work on. I do not want to offend all the other producers that I buy from, but if only Marcus' win...
by dsGriswold
April 10th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1990

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

I find a few of the premium PN bottles are getting on the fat side, a reason to buy affordable wines. I need to cut back on buying anyway, so any excuse to pass is welcome. Fortunately most of my regular buys are not for the Ballers. I hear you Warren. [snort.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 10th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1352

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

Like Brian, most of my racks are in cabinets with doors. The rest in Weinboxes to be stacked along a basement wall with some in horizontal 3 and 6 packs on top of the storage cabinets. The plan was to build new taller racking and revert the cabinets back to storage. I do like the doors on the cabine...
by dsGriswold
April 6th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: TN: 2012 Kevin White Winery La Fraternité

I agree and they are reasonably priced for both drinking and sharing. They need replacement on a regular basis and compete with the OR PN for 'drink me' status. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
April 3rd, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 308
Views: 17761

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2015 Matello Whistling Ridge Vineyard - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge (4/2/2019) Crystal clear with a lemon straw tinge, very light citrus on the nose. Lightly tart gooseberries and limestone mineral which was a bit heavy on night one, but well integrated on night two, medium fruit a...
by dsGriswold
April 2nd, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much do you drink
Replies: 54
Views: 2418

Re: How much do you drink

I spread a bottle or two out over the week. My wife a couple of days for whites and rosé. if it doesn't fit my style of restrained PN or GSM, I will give to my daughter to finish and open another to try. [cheers.gif]
by dsGriswold
March 21st, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Teeny Tiny Wineries of... Oregon
Replies: 112
Views: 5749

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: 336

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: 1484

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: 308

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: 308

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: 308

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: 2087

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: 21
Views: 1745

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: 437
Views: 19726

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: 1972

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: 3388

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: 2990

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: 129
Views: 4117

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, 11:52 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: 129
Views: 4117

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

I just checked my notes on those '14 Eola-Amity Hills. I seemed to like them a lot. [wow.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: 129
Views: 4117

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: 857

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: 1490

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: 69
Views: 3758

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: 151
Views: 8633

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: 69
Views: 3758

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: 121

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: 837

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: 1518

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: 182

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: 437
Views: 19726

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: 464
Views: 34604

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: 2433

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: 2433

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: 112
Views: 5749

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

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