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by Doug Ackerman
August 1st, 2020, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 108
Views: 5165

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

geez Buzz, glad you're on the mend. In the grand scheme, you seem to be one of the luckier ones. take care my friend.
by Doug Ackerman
June 5th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

Whoops yes Daniel-Etienne for me too. I blame Vincent for missing this important information. pileon
by Doug Ackerman
June 5th, 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

These Defaix wines are showstoppers. at least the 05s we've had. Opened the 2005 Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet last week and blown away. Also the Les Lys is fantastic. I have some Grenouilles stashed away but at 15 yrs old will start to open them too. I can't think of a bette...
by Doug Ackerman
May 15th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening
Replies: 29
Views: 2277

Re: Oregon Tasting Rooms Reopening

Getting several e-mails from Oregon wineries announcing their tasting rooms are reopening today May 15. Great news. 21 or the 23 counties are reopening. Marion County (Salem) and Polk County (South Eola/Amity Hills) are still closed though. Not us. Taking a deep dive on waiting and seeing what happ...
by Doug Ackerman
May 3rd, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Ayres Pioneer Pinot Noir, Oregon
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: TN: 2005 Ayres Pioneer Pinot Noir, Oregon

Those were pretty young vines back in 2005. Sounds like the wine held up pretty darn well. Cheers
by Doug Ackerman
April 27th, 2020, 1:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 550
Views: 45317

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Peter Shurman wrote:
April 19th, 2020, 10:01 am
2016 Red Electric Pinot Noir Interurban Armstrong Vineyard ... [cheers.gif]
About time! [cheers.gif]
by Doug Ackerman
April 27th, 2020, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with tacos al pastor?
Replies: 45
Views: 1647

Re: Pairing with tacos al pastor?

my first thought was Albariño from Spain (or Portugal).
by Doug Ackerman
February 5th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vincent Wine Company release
Replies: 51
Views: 3153

Re: Vincent Wine Company release

hmmm
Vincent Ribbon Ridge...must investigate.


(couldn't resist)
by Doug Ackerman
January 28th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 50
Views: 2810

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

Steve and I have never ever had another wine experience even approaching this . . . And yet, we've been to your place how many times? ;) Your visits are always memorable, Alan, but I don't recall that you've ever brought us a 67 Chave . . . Carole: Years ago (I think it was 2001 possibly just befor...
by Doug Ackerman
January 27th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Vincent BD11 offer - Oregon Wines!
Replies: 19
Views: 1569

Re: Vincent BD11 offer - Oregon Wines!

Hi guys.
Great offer Vincent, some killer wines.

Red Electric is 'out' for BD 11 due to prior commitments, but great to see Vincent, Michael Sterling, Will Hamilton, Marcus, Todd et al carrying the Oregon torch for BD!
by Doug Ackerman
January 14th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 61
Views: 8198

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

on the list since 02
1 Mag 2017 only...
by Doug Ackerman
December 4th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2551

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2010 Thomas PN: Ethereal raspberry, strawberry but anchored with a grounded black cherry and forest floor. Lifted not only aromatically but also in the palate, with 2010 acidity and graceful tannins just starting to mellow out. This is more Morey than Gevrey (sorry about the inevitable Burgundy comp...
by Doug Ackerman
November 22nd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2527

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

Thanks for keeping us abreast of the situation.
by Doug Ackerman
September 2nd, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8670

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

If I had to pick just one it would be 82 Margaux.
Others that accelerated my descent include 93 Bethel Heights Flat Block, 82 Pichon Lalande, 83 Cheval Blanc, 93 Araujo, 95 de Vogüe Musigny...
by Doug Ackerman
August 12th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3929

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

What Brad said.
by Doug Ackerman
July 29th, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Tessons
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: TN: 2008 Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Tessons

We had the 08 Buisson-Charles Goutte d' Or last week at a blinded Meursault tasting, and it was beautiful. Bright, lifted, delicate but complete. It was the group's #1 wine, and my #2 wine, in very good company. Great producer. We tasted there a few years ago and had a great visit. Wines are getting...
by Doug Ackerman
July 29th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Replies: 49
Views: 3006

Re: CA/OR most expensive DTC Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Tastings like this are great.
What always surprises me are the diversity of opinions.
Peter/Marcus: let's do this. Late August could work.
by Doug Ackerman
April 15th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 7483

Re: Favorite Producer

DRC
Coche-Dury
by Doug Ackerman
March 26th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting
Replies: 24
Views: 1778

Re: 2013 Oregon Chardonnay Tasting

Extremely Disappointed that I could not make it this year. That said, we recently opened a 2013 Ponzi Reserve Chardonnay Which was extremely good in a rich, round And fruit forward style. Still structured and with decent acid but served blind to our wine group most thought this was a California wine...
by Doug Ackerman
February 6th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)
Replies: 42
Views: 2867

Re: Blind Tasting Oregon vs. California (Predict the winner)

2010. Temperance Hill. St. Innocent. I love all three. Also, Jay Somers is a bad ass. Period. Definitely flies under the radar, but should not. I've never been a huge fan of the DDO Arthur. They do produce a super high end Chard 'Edition Limitée Chardonnay' which is absolutely terrific. Lastly: this...
by Doug Ackerman
January 27th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

Thanks Bill!
Thanks James!
we really appreciate your interest. Know you'll love the wines
by Doug Ackerman
January 27th, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

Anton, Rich--Thanks! Bill: the Interurban is a blend of all clones and rootstocks at the vineyard. This is an aromatic wine with a very firm spine with layered darker fruit profile: black cherry, italian plum, rose hips, new saddle leather and violets. There are no holes in the palate and a long, sa...
by Doug Ackerman
January 27th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

wow, thanks Gar, Gil, Robert x 2, Corey, Chris, Laurie, Jon, Brian, Peter, Ron...
Dare I say...this has been 'electric'
by Doug Ackerman
January 27th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

Dude: you've got some killer packages out there today. Have a great BD10!
by Doug Ackerman
January 27th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Re: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

Sheila: thanks for your order! These wines have plenty of grip and spine. All of them should make old bones, particularly the Pulse and the TGV. Highly recommend a bit of decant for the Pulse and TGV at present. The 2015 is more open knit, sexy and up front in comparison--but it will be around for y...
by Doug Ackerman
January 26th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Vincent Wine Company - Oregon

Vince T wrote:
January 26th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Love Vincent’s wines, and he has a cool name. I picked up a case+ a few months ago so will save my Berserkerday budget for others, but enthusiastically recommend both his pinots and his whites. Killer value.
you don't see 'berserkerday' and 'budget' used back to back very often
by Doug Ackerman
January 26th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: THE WINE CHECK YOU'VE WAITED 10 YEARS FOR! (Offer Good through 1/28/19!)
Replies: 34
Views: 3076

Re: THE WINE CHECK YOU'VE WAITED 10 YEARS FOR!

Don't forget Alaska Airlines....Oregon Wine flies free (no baggage charge on Oregon wine). I think they still have this deal.
https://www.oregonwine.org/oregon-wines-fly-free/
by Doug Ackerman
January 25th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon
Replies: 14
Views: 1381

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE - Vincent Wine Company in Oregon

Can't miss.
Don't miss.
that is all.
by Doug Ackerman
January 25th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard

Rich: thanks so much for the kind words! Hoping to see you and Joanne (the Queen of Montrachet) in NY, and hopefully in Oregon over the summer. Michael: I really appreciate your support bro! I think we've learned a lot about the vineyard by tasting your terrific wines. See you soon. John: No worries...
by Doug Ackerman
January 24th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Re: BD SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard

Thanks Mark! The history of the Red Electric trains is pretty cool--commuter trains that ran from Portland through all the communities in the Willamette Valley we now associate with Oregon Pinot. The era of the Red Electric trains ended in 1929 as highways were built and families were purchasing aut...
by Doug Ackerman
January 24th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Franny Beck Wines
Replies: 19
Views: 2012

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Franny Beck Wines

keep up the good work dude!
by Doug Ackerman
January 24th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Red Electric from Armstrong Vineyard

Hello Berserkers! We are incredibly excited to formally introduce our project called Red Electric to this dynamic wine forum. Many here are familiar with the Pinot Noirs from Armstrong Vineyard made over the years by terrific producers like Vincent Wine Company, Cameron, Seven of Hearts, Franny Beck...
by Doug Ackerman
January 13th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 8451

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

hmmm just one

97 Domaine J.-F. Mugnier Bonnes Mares

Just in the zone from the first whiff to the last sip
by Doug Ackerman
January 11th, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard
Replies: 17
Views: 1869

Red Electric Wines from Armstrong Vineyard

Hello Berserkers! We would like to introduce our new project called Red Electric . Many of you are familiar with the outstanding Pinot Noirs produced from Armstrong Vineyard fruit over the years by wineries such as Vincent Wine Company, Franny Beck, Ayres, Cameron, Art + Science, Division Wine Compa...
by Doug Ackerman
November 6th, 2018, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines would you serve with this menu?
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: What wines would you serve with this menu?

I would go Loire white with the octopus, burg or the right Rhône with the rabbit, and Tuscan red with the lasagna. Nearly my exact thoughts. Specifically would choose demi-sec Huet Chenin for the Octopus course, for several reasons. First, the acidity would balance the sweetness of the Octopus. Sec...
by Doug Ackerman
October 29th, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye
Replies: 41
Views: 2294

Re: Pairing Burgundy with Rib Eye

For ribeye I'd probably go Northern Rhone, Bandol, Bordeaux or Brunello. Barolo from a tannic vintage is a good call too. However, the question is about matching burgundy villages. I'd probably steer away from the more feminine wine producing villages of Chambolle and Morey (obviously many exception...
by Doug Ackerman
September 16th, 2018, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette Valley Harvest
Replies: 14
Views: 1330

Re: Willamette Valley Harvest

plan to pick our Chard on Tues 9/18 unless there is a weather curveball.
pinot prob to start in a week. Interesting vintage, especially if it continues to stay on the cooler side.
by Doug Ackerman
August 31st, 2018, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 56
Views: 2489

Re: Pet-Nat recs

we've made some pet nat, but the best I've tested is:

https://www.divisionwineco.com/product/ ... E33BDED45B&


can't wait for the next release.
by Doug Ackerman
August 1st, 2018, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 3117

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

The one that comes to mind is 1970 Taylor's....from Bob Wood. I still have the wine...
by Doug Ackerman
May 25th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Coche Dury Corton Charlie FU...
Replies: 36
Views: 3588

TN: Coche Dury Corton Charlie FU...

Did Buzz make it through the night? That's a lot of (great) wine! neener
by Doug Ackerman
May 14th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?
Replies: 121
Views: 5043

What's Was The Single Greatest 1970s CA Wine?

Of the wines I've tried...

74 Montelena Sonoma. So frickin' good.
by Doug Ackerman
April 28th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 St. Innocent Seven Springs PN
Replies: 5
Views: 349

TN: 2002 St. Innocent Seven Springs PN

Glenn: completely agree. I loved all the 2002 St. Innocent PNs, but yes the Seven Springs is special. Haven't tried one in about 12 months, but it's time. Thanks for the note and the reminder.

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