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by R yan C omaz zetto
October 2nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th
Replies: 66
Views: 1853

Re: Seattle Offline Tasting - Saturday, October 19th

I'm bummed that I won't be able to make this. Hopefully next time!
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 27th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 216
Views: 9696

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

First time order in! Thanks for offering the seafood sampler package. I’ve always wanted to try a variety but never wanted to go 5 or 6 deep on any one thing. This is perfect. Looking forward to it! Thanks
by R yan C omaz zetto
September 25th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?
Replies: 103
Views: 3700

Re: Seattle (gauging interest): Aged Oregon Pinot Noir offline?

Been keeping my eye on this thread hoping to attend, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it happen. Also, my aged OR PN is locked away in storage while we remodel our basement, so that would make it a little difficult as well. Looking forward to hearing about the wines... I'm sure to be a ...
by R yan C omaz zetto
July 10th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Kitchen Knife Sharpener?
Replies: 32
Views: 1673

Kitchen Knife Sharpener?

I have tried stones and could never seem to get my knives sharp enough - maybe I just needed more practice. I got one of the machines one year for a Christmas gift and the knives came out more dull than when they went in. Now, I exclusively let professionals sharpen them and at $5/knife it's a no-br...
by R yan C omaz zetto
June 7th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)
Replies: 5
Views: 366

TN: 2016 Cadence Coda (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain)

One of my very few automatic purchases every year. Great value.
by R yan C omaz zetto
April 11th, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a pair from Cadence ('01 Ciel du Cheval and '05 Taptiel)
Replies: 13
Views: 350

TN: a pair from Cadence ('01 Ciel du Cheval and '05 Taptiel)

I hear ya. But when my choices (and many others' as well) are either drink them too young, or don't drink any at all, something has to give!
by R yan C omaz zetto
April 11th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a pair from Cadence ('01 Ciel du Cheval and '05 Taptiel)
Replies: 13
Views: 350

TN: a pair from Cadence ('01 Ciel du Cheval and '05 Taptiel)

Brandon - thanks for the notes. I have a 2005 Ciel tentatively on-deck for this weekend... obviously no hurry to drink.... but now I'm wondering if I should sit on it a while longer. And John, is the info public on the 5/02 event? I am on their email list and follow them on facebook... and I hadn't ...
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 31st, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!
Replies: 59
Views: 3535

Navarro Vineyards Mystery Pack offer, 6 bottles for $68!

Received today in Seattle - thanks for being so quick!

My mystery pack is the same as Chi's, but swap the Chard for Sauv Blanc.

Looking forward to diving in!
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 20th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS stops shipping wine to Washington State
Replies: 31
Views: 1787

UPS stops shipping wine to Washington State

https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vi ... 1&t=147649

Let your state representative know you want the law changed in WA. Hard to know how seriously they take it when there are lots of other issues to deal with, but they won't do anything unless the people are bugging them.
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 19th, 2018, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any US winery do decent 375 bottles
Replies: 40
Views: 1876

Any US winery do decent 375 bottles

Cadence.
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 10th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Update on Wine Shipping
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

2018 Update on Wine Shipping

Received an email from an assistant to my state representative. I do not recall sending a previous message, but here was the response I got from the message sent out via winefreedom.org earlier this morning: "Thank you for your second message on this issue. Rep. Cody has read both messages and asked...
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 10th, 2018, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Update on Wine Shipping
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

2018 Update on Wine Shipping

OK - just missed the other posts while typing mine.

I don't want to cause any issues. If anyone has some insight to share via PM, I'm all ears. Thanks
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 10th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Update on Wine Shipping
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

2018 Update on Wine Shipping

I don't know how I've missed this in the past, but I always thought WA state was good in this respect. I didn't realize we are on the do not ship to states. Just signed up - thanks! As a side note, I do mostly buy locally, but I did make a couple out of state purchases last year. Both from CA retail...
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 7th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Humboldt County
Replies: 8
Views: 636

TN: 2011 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Humboldt County

Just opened a bottle of this tonight and had to write a note - at peak for me right now - amazing. 2011 Cabot Vineyards Syrah Humboldt County - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (1/7/2018) This is sooooo good and exactly what Syrah should be. On the nose, roasted meats, a kiss of smoke, ...
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 4th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - FS: Thomas - '05 - '10
Replies: 2
Views: 468

FS: Thomas - '05 - '10

Jeff Twersky wrote:Ryan,

Not trying to low-ball you, just offering what I am willing to pay. If you don't get any bites, I'd pay $500 for the lot. And I am in Seattle.

Jeff
Thanks - just closed a deal on this with someone else this morning.
by R yan C omaz zetto
January 2nd, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - FS: Thomas - '05 - '10
Replies: 2
Views: 468

SOLD - FS: Thomas - '05 - '10

SOLD

Thomas Dundee Hills Pinot Noir for sale. Stored in my passive basement cellar since release.

3 x 2005
2 x 2006
3 x 2009
2 x 2010

$700 for the lot. Seattle area only - I am not interested in figuring out how to illegally ship wine.
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 21st, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache
Replies: 42
Views: 1686

TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache

I did some research on the Vieux Donjon before choosing it for this tasting. According to Leve's website, it is about 75% Grenache in most vintages.
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 20th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache
Replies: 42
Views: 1686

TNs/Impressions: Seattle Berserkers do WA State Grenache

Thanks to everyone - particularly to Brandon for organizing. A fun and educational tasting - always a reality check when tasting blind. My impressions/take-aways: - I do not like wines from the Rocks or Christophe Baron. I ranked each of them last in each flight... except for the Mon Aieul, which wa...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 17th, 2017, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coolbot Review
Replies: 25
Views: 3258

Coolbot Review

This is really cool. I intend to build out a cellar when I remodel my basement in the next year or 2 and this looks like a great option. Question regarding AC units - is an off the shelf / standard window AC unit much noisier than one of the ones specifically made for wine cellar installs? The unit ...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 14th, 2017, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 8
Views: 419

TN: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills

Wow that is amazing. I didn't even look at the labeled ABV.
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 14th, 2017, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills
Replies: 8
Views: 419

TN: 2015 Vincent Pinot Noir Eola - Amity Hills

I had a bottle of this while in Portland over the weekend. I was pleasantly surprised. While I've found many other 15s too sappy/candied/sweet, this was not. Definitely ripe sweet fruit, but not over the top. And impressive structure for the ripeness. Mind you, this was out of a coffee cup (with lid...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 12th, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Portland OR with kids
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Portland OR with kids

Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Made it to a few places mentioned. Lardo was fantastic. I had the Korean pulled pork with kimchi - awesome. My wife mistook the "hot" in front of hot fried chicken sandwich, to mean "not cold".... should be labeled "so spicy you will feel it for days"... tast...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 9th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Portland OR with kids
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Portland OR with kids

Awesome - thanks guys. John - sounds like we'll have to hit both donut places. Voodoo is really just for the novelty factor - I'm sure the donuts are not the best tasting. I just looked at the websites and now I have to see how the Blue Star apple fritter stands up to my fav, which is Top Pot in Sea...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 9th, 2017, 11:31 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Portland OR with kids
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Portland OR with kids

Did some searches and didn't find exactly what I was looking for, so..... We're doing a quick weekend family trip to Portland - staying at the Embassy Suites downtown. I'm specifically looking for restaurant recommendations - something close (we won't have a car), casual, and good with kids (ages 6 ...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 8th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Hey Travis - not my event, but I'm going to stick my neck out and say that you should definitely plan on coming regardless of the numbers. It's inevitable that another person or 2 will drop out... hopefully not, but it seems to always happen. Doesn't matter to me what you bring... if others have opi...
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 7th, 2017, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A short thought about 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2283

A short thought about 2017

Exciting to hear Todd. Looking forward to the wines. I think it holds true in most cases (not just winemaking) that people perform at their best and do their best work when challenged.
by R yan C omaz zetto
November 7th, 2017, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Patty Green
Replies: 124
Views: 5222

R.I.P. Patty Green

Wow, Jim - so sorry to hear this.
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 31st, 2017, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: help me differentiate '14 and '15 wines in Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

help me differentiate '14 and '15 wines in Oregon

I was able to taste some of both when we visited WV about a month ago. They are both very warm vintages. However, when put side by side, I preferred the '14s in general. The '15s were just a little bigger and the fruit had a sappy almost candied quality to it, which I didn't find in the '14s. All th...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 29th, 2017, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Claré J.C. (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 5
Views: 414

TN: 2016 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Claré J.C. (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

2016 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Claré J.C. - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC (10/29/2017) I really enjoyed this wine. A little fizzy at first pop, but fades quickly. Big bright cherries - really ripe red fruit, light bodied with a fresh acidic balance. But there is something more that is intang...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 25th, 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Cayuse wines contaminated - pulled
Replies: 179
Views: 11697

2015 Cayuse wines contaminated - pulled

I'm sure they did the right thing and I'm not questioning the move.

However, I'd be interested in how this actually affects the wine. I assume it is food grade paraffin wax, which is edible - found on many apples, for example. Most people would not consider apples contaminated by wax.
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 23rd, 2017, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GaryVee Wine Club
Replies: 74
Views: 8033

GaryVee Wine Club

Every time I open Facebook I get an ad for this. Second post, first sponsored ad. Every time. For probably 2 weeks now. So is the social media strategy to bug me so much I finally give in because I'm sick of seeing the ad? It's not working.
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 13th, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Cooking an epic meal...just for YOU?
Replies: 40
Views: 1565

Cooking an epic meal...just for YOU?

I love these opportunities as well, but they are rare. I don't do anything overly fancy, but instead something that I want, but my wife would never eat (she's not a super-adventurous eater.) Usually it's something like pasta with anchovies... just something different than the norm that I can improvi...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 12th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 363
Views: 22594

What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Seems like 17 may be similar to 13?
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 11th, 2017, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Willamette Valley Trip Report

If the '15s are sappy, is there any chance that sappy means there's an abundance of flavor that bodes well for long term cellaring, or will the Trimpi 10-yr rule still apply? I'm trying to decide if I should throw some Oregon Pinot in for my daughter's birthyear case(s) which right now is all JJ Pr...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 11th, 2017, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Willamette Valley Trip Report

Wow...what a write-up! Was this your first trip there, or have you been before? It's hard to tell the way you write...there are some real treasures in the valley. I remember my first time at the red barn. I'm sorry to hear about your family's loss...that's never easy. If you're planning on returnin...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 10th, 2017, 4:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

Seattle: WA State Grenache

I think we'll all be on the floor before we make it out of there if everyone brings 2 or 3 bottles each. Brandon, I like the idea of brown-bagging them, sitting down, and splitting them up into flights of 3 or 4 with multiple glasses. However, I certainly don't want to exclude anyone if it can be av...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 10th, 2017, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Trip Report
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Willamette Valley Trip Report

Apologies in advance, this turned out way longer than I had anticipated and is of the TomHill long/boring variety. Thursday: Arrived around noon – had lunch at Red Hills Market – I enjoyed a mortadella sandwich, but my wife was not overly thrilled with the salad she had. The place was surprisingly b...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 10th, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Sounds good - I'm in. I had offered up a ringer, but lots of others offered ringers too. I did some research on what I have in my cellar to find a CdP that is 75% Grenache... not 100%, but enough to be labeled as Grenache if it were from WA grapes. Not wanting to turn this into something other than ...
by R yan C omaz zetto
October 9th, 2017, 4:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Scott Tallman wrote:
Bryan Carr wrote:I'd prefer the 18th if the day is still up for debate.
Works for me. Let’s lock down a date.
+1
by R yan C omaz zetto
September 27th, 2017, 1:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

Seattle: WA State Grenache

Brandon - I'd be good with your suggestion of Seattle Wine Storage. I've not been to the new location, but I assume it would work if it's similar to the old space. I would prefer something other than a restaurant and we can bring snacks/food pot-luck style.
by R yan C omaz zetto
September 26th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Seattle: WA State Grenache
Replies: 112
Views: 3885

Seattle: WA State Grenache

As noted in the other thread, I'd be interested and could offer a ringer. I'm booked for the first 2 weekends in Nov, but pretty much any other weekend in Oct/Nov/Dec work for me.
by R yan C omaz zetto
September 26th, 2017, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure
Replies: 23
Views: 1226

Brief WA State TNs: Rotie, Kerloo, Waters, Latta, Structure

I'd be interested as well, but could only put up a few ringer '05 CdPs.
by R yan C omaz zetto
September 20th, 2017, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD Incoming!
Replies: 178
Views: 13055

MACDONALD Incoming!

Mason H wrote:This thread took one of the most internet forumy turns I've ever witnessed. That said, "in". [cheers.gif]
...and the predictable turns continue.

Back on topic - anyone have an idea what the wait list time might be if I signed up today? 5 years? Impossible to say?
by R yan C omaz zetto
August 31st, 2017, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bizarro on wine merchants
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Bizarro on wine merchants

Only 3 times a week?
by R yan C omaz zetto
August 28th, 2017, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the top 1977 Port picks these days
Replies: 76
Views: 3856

What are the top 1977 Port picks these days

I opened a 77 Smith Woodhouse a couple weeks ago. Very nice- rich, dark cherries, with cocoa and brown sugar and a touch of a woodsy/cedary note. A little hot to start (but it was probably 80 degrees in the house, so that didn't help). After a few minutes in the fridge, the heat subsided and was ver...
by R yan C omaz zetto
August 23rd, 2017, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Oregon visit. Winery advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1063

First Oregon visit. Winery advice

Here's a link to the thread from last week - lots of great suggestions in there:

http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... 1&t=143348

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