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by Doug Ackerman
April 15th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6289

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: 1442

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: 2459

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: 993

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: 993

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: 993

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: 1323

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: 993

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: 1323

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: 1767

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: 819

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: 845

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: 845

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: 1084

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: 845

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: 6684

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: 993

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: 481

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: 1854

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: 1185

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: 54
Views: 1527

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: 2642

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: 3206

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: 4049

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: 299

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.
by Doug Ackerman
April 27th, 2018, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard "de Pobega"
Replies: 44
Views: 2790

TN: 2016 Walter Scott Chardonnay X-Novo Vineyard "de Pobega"

I've never been a guy to 'pile on', but here's the deal: The Walter Scott Chards are dynamic, game-changing wines. My personal favorite is the X-Novo, but the wines are absurdly good through the line-up. The best white Burg comparison is no doubt Roulot. Ken's style is intentionally reductive and to...
by Doug Ackerman
April 25th, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars - 100pts!
Replies: 35
Views: 3618

Patricia Green Cellars - 100pts!

wow, 100 points--congratulations to all.
by Doug Ackerman
April 10th, 2018, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas
Replies: 32
Views: 1254

TN: 2015 Guillaume Gilles Cornas

Thanks for the excellent note. May have to find and stash a few bottles.
by Doug Ackerman
April 1st, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Tasting at Murray's
Replies: 21
Views: 1531

Northern Rhone Tasting at Murray's

Richard it is funny how groups evolve, because our monthly get-togethers are now as much about the food as the wine. Pre-pours are flowing liberally, then we pour the thematic wines for the night and taste them before dinner. Each person brings 6 theme appropriate glasses by the way. The host will c...
by Doug Ackerman
March 31st, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Tasting at Murray's
Replies: 21
Views: 1531

Northern Rhone Tasting at Murray's

Brad: indeed a fun night. We missed you in SF for La Paulee. Charlie: same! yes, 98 Rhones so good (North especially, but South too)! I was worried about 98 Southern Rhones (ripe, big alcohol), but my experience recently has been good (Beaucastel comes to mind). We plan to visit in June [cheers.gif]...
by Doug Ackerman
March 29th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piemonte Wines with Dinner
Replies: 10
Views: 860

TN: Piemonte Wines with Dinner

you had me at crustless shepherd's pie. holy cow.
by Doug Ackerman
March 29th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10510
Views: 344430

What bottle of wine did you open today?

Lee B e c k e t t wrote:Hmm....back to back posts. Everyone needs to go open a bottle.

N.V. Ulysse Collin BdN Les Maillons paired with rotisserie chicken and veggie stir fry with a coconut curry sauce. Perfect.



yes, I would think!
by Doug Ackerman
March 29th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Tasting at Murray's
Replies: 21
Views: 1531

Northern Rhone Tasting at Murray's

Northern Rhone Tasting March 24, 2018 Theme: Northern Rhone, red Vintage: No restrictions All wines served blind (everybody brings one wine, all are bagged, randomized and poured). 1. 2008 JL Chave Hermitage: Minerality in spades. Dense, tight, young. Rich back palate with black berry and lavender; ...
by Doug Ackerman
February 12th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dipping our toes in Oregon Pinot (not literally)
Replies: 94
Views: 4157

Dipping our toes in Oregon Pinot (not literally)

Hi Ron, Good question about the drinking window. My answer would be nearly as useful as Marcus' answer, but not quite as funny [welldone.gif] All I can say is at last check, about 2 months ago, it was still complex, sparkling and easy to drink. I'll continue to save a few bottles for you...can't bel...
by Doug Ackerman
February 11th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dipping our toes in Oregon Pinot (not literally)
Replies: 94
Views: 4157

Dipping our toes in Oregon Pinot (not literally)

rfelthoven wrote:I guess Trimpi doesn’t want to lose the free prostate exams?

Nice. Just for that I'm going to drink all of your Pet Nat. champagne.gif
by Doug Ackerman
February 9th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dipping our toes in Oregon Pinot (not literally)
Replies: 94
Views: 4157

Dipping our toes in Oregon Pinot (not literally)

I would add Westrey....Domaine Divio for a newcomer, Dom. Droughin for benchmark, and double down on Kelley Fox wines.. Marcus it's always so hard to do a quick hit list. Inevitably, excellent options are inadvertently omitted. Definitely a yes for Westrey....very hard to beat the value. DDO is cer...
by Doug Ackerman
December 25th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne.
Replies: 30
Views: 1497

TN: 2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton Charlemagne.

funny, we opened his 11 Meursault Narvaux on Friday on a whim with sushi (great match). beautiful wine, obviously not in the same league as the Perrieres or CC I would imagine. Still, such a clean, strong, vibrant wine. He has mastered walking the line on the edge of reduction.
by Doug Ackerman
November 5th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vineyard and Winemaker Combos You'd Love To See
Replies: 74
Views: 3038

Vineyard and Winemaker Combos You'd Love To See

John Paul + Montrachet
Marcus Goodfellow + Chevalier-Montrachet
Rousseau + Musigny
Rousseau + Monfortino
De Vogue + Armstrong Vineyard ;)
by Doug Ackerman
November 4th, 2017, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A short thought about 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2176

A short thought about 2017

What Jim said. Sections of the vineyard that typically ripen lastest, ripened firstest. Clones that typically impart darker wines, have yielded wines that are lighter. I feel like I'm in the upside down.
by Doug Ackerman
October 31st, 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: help me differentiate '14 and '15 wines in Oregon
Replies: 16
Views: 1001

help me differentiate '14 and '15 wines in Oregon

Good thread Ron. For our vineyard, I think Michael Sterling nailed it. I might have expanded the description of 15 from 'structured' to 'structured with depth and balance'. I prefer 15 (and early looks at 16) personally (sorry Todd!); I've tasted more somewhat ponderous 14s than 15s. Some really exc...
by Doug Ackerman
October 25th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting dumped by Cabot
Replies: 36
Views: 4803

Getting dumped by Cabot

Drank the 07 Kimberly’s Syrah last night watching the World Series. Outstanding! Just great Syrah typicity, pepper and meat framed by restrained blackberry core. Exuberant but sturdy and consistently interesting. Well done mate!
by Doug Ackerman
August 25th, 2017, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Special from Cecile
Replies: 14
Views: 930

A Special from Cecile

Is she breaking your heart?
Is she shaking your confidence daily?
by Doug Ackerman
August 12th, 2017, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 14 Allemand Sans Soufre, 11 Reynard, 04 Carillon BBM, 87 Clape, 03 Dujac Charmes...
Replies: 12
Views: 904

TN: 14 Allemand Sans Soufre, 11 Reynard, 04 Carillon BBM, 87 Clape, 03 Dujac Charmes...

Well done Gents.
2014 Allemand Sans Soufre? that's some serious infanticide. Sounds spectacular though.

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