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by Joe Chanley
August 15th, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Matthiasson Red Wine (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: TN: 2011 Matthiasson Red Wine (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I agree....i actually tasted through the 11s at both spots while in Napa when they were released and bought some of both.
by Joe Chanley
August 15th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Matthiasson Red Wine (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: TN: 2011 Matthiasson Red Wine (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Great wine and they did well with the 11 vintage.
by Joe Chanley
August 14th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3090

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Not familiar with mckinlay, but a local shop has the base pinot for $17 so I'll give it a shot.
by Joe Chanley
August 14th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Also meant to say, I was just out there a week ago and had excellent meals at Farmstead for lunch and oenotri for dinner. Bottega was meh.
by Joe Chanley
August 14th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 67
Views: 3113

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

same matt, way too much wine but went in for a 6 pack of the mourvedres and carignane.
by Joe Chanley
August 13th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

I’ll second stony hill. Beautiful vistas and very nice chards and cabs made in a traditional style.
by Joe Chanley
August 12th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failla concrete Chard
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Failla concrete Chard

Just tasted there last week and I bought Syrah and chard actually. The PNs were very nice as well.
by Joe Chanley
August 11th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

Not sure if this is 100% fact but a friend told me you can pick the individual leaves, freeze them, and use them as needed in sauces, soups etc straight from the freezer with no drop off in flavor.
by Joe Chanley
August 10th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2715

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

What is in the cellar? Top regions, producers, vintages etc? Check me out on CT - my handle is BigTex22 and my inventory is available for anyone to view. 350 pending is pretty impressive! Just cracked 1k as well and fortunately realized early on that big bombastic wines were not for me. I still enj...
by Joe Chanley
August 8th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Kutch Kindness

I, and my wife, preferred the mcdougall and I suspect some of that was due to it having another year in bottle. That said, they were all unique expressions and very nice. If ranking my preference, probably mcdougall, falstaff, Sonoma coast and then the bohan.
by Joe Chanley
August 7th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Kutch Kindness

Jamie takes pride in the way he treats his customers--I dig that. Joe, did you taste the 2017 Falstaff with him? Yes, we went through the 17 SC, Bohan, Falstaff and 16 McDougall. All showed really well and I'll be interested to see what an additional year in bottle does for these wines, which I'd a...
by Joe Chanley
August 6th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Kindness
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Kutch Kindness

I just tasted with Jamie this morning along with my wife and can’t say enough about it. Educational, very generous and generally just a pleasant experience. If you’re drinking CA Pinot and want an elegant, feminine, and delicious food friendly Pinot or Chard, you should check out Kutch. The Sonoma c...
by Joe Chanley
August 1st, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531121

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 6:02 am
Joe Chanley wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
faury VV and a smattering of 2018 dutraive
I opened a 2018 Dutraive Fleurie VV last night and it was outstanding.
Nice, glad to hear that!
by Joe Chanley
August 1st, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1454

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

I’m actually in Napa in late September as well and have one night free for dinner. Having never been to Bouchon or Bistro Jeanty, which one should I go to? Menus sort of look similar with some variation but both have all the French bistro classics. Otherwise, I was planning on going back to Press w...
by Joe Chanley
July 30th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52769

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 2:56 pm
does anyone feel like there have been less emails since the new website launched?
Significantly less for me. Probably not a bad thing.
by Joe Chanley
July 30th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531121

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

faury VV and a smattering of 2018 dutraive
by Joe Chanley
July 30th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Texas Style Korean BBQ Pork Shoulder

that sauce sounds like it would be good on anything... was it really viscous once you reduced and strained or still loose?
by Joe Chanley
July 27th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 18
Views: 1264

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

We did a vertical on Thursday and I’m stealing my buddies notes
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The 11 was in a great spot.
by Joe Chanley
July 17th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1940
Views: 161372

Re: Steak Porn

in an ideal world, I salt heavy overnight in the fridge, low and slow in the oven, pat dry and resalt lightly just before searing.
by Joe Chanley
July 16th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 48
Views: 2400

Re: Wines of Etna

James Billy wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 2:45 am
Who do you think make the best QPR Etna Rossos? The Baudry or Prum of Etna if you like. TIA.
Not a profound wine, but the Terre Nere Rosso always scratches the itch, can be found under $20 and is widely available.
by Joe Chanley
July 11th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 2042

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

I'm organizing a Gonon vertical from 2010-2017.....would love some suggestions on how you'd arrange them in order as side-by-sides or flights. Thanks.
by Joe Chanley
July 9th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger live
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Dehlinger live

Okay, thanks for the clarification Alan. I read through a few other threads that mention a shift in style, notably with the Pinots. I was just curious as I tend to lean AFWE. Thanks for the reply.
by Joe Chanley
July 9th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1344
Views: 67397

Re: What did you cook tonight?

wow. awesome.
by Joe Chanley
July 9th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dehlinger live
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Dehlinger live

I see Alan mentioned that Dehlinger is bigger in style....is that consistent across all of their wines?

I'm heading toward the Sebastopol area in a month and wanted to check out some places in the area. Planning to hit up Pax at the Barlow and looking around the general area - any thoughts?
by Joe Chanley
July 1st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Stony Hill Chardonnay (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: TN: 2013 Stony Hill Chardonnay (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thanks for the note....just booked a tasting here in August. When you say 'this style of chardonnay', what are you referring to? mineral-driven?
by Joe Chanley
June 26th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: May 2019 Oddero visit
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: TN: May 2019 Oddero visit

had the 15 base barolo last weekend and enjoyed it, although obviously super young.
by Joe Chanley
June 17th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1940
Views: 161372

Re: Steak Porn

Holy Grail Upper Prime Strip
Flannery Hangers
by Joe Chanley
June 11th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42251

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Bruce Rudman wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Corey N. wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Gorgeous Pat.
Yes it is. Beautiful
+1!
by Joe Chanley
June 10th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 4332

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 10:48 am
Freeze it
^ this
by Joe Chanley
June 6th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PSA - Flannery sale
Replies: 60
Views: 4332

Re: PSA - Flannery sale

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:49 am
Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:25 am
Got 8 hangers yesterday. Thx for the PSA.
8 hangers arrived here yesterday morning. I cooked half of one for a solo dinner. No fuss, came out perfect. So delicious.
8 for me too [cheers.gif]
by Joe Chanley
June 5th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage
Replies: 39
Views: 5317

Re: Some impressions on the 2015 Barolo vintage

starting to see some 2015 offers pop up
by Joe Chanley
May 31st, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1966

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Robert, had the 89 and 90 Picasses about a week ago.....both showed extremely well and we preferred the 89 which had a little more complexity and depth. Feel like it will continue to coast along seamlessly.
by Joe Chanley
May 29th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 33
Views: 1666

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Martin Zwick wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Alan Gottlieb wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 4:06 pm
I ordered one. I have Shun knives angle is at 16 degrees this is at 15 degrees, any concerns?

That's okay.
This was my concern as well....ensuring that it wouldn't be an issue with my gyuto
by Joe Chanley
May 20th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10673
Views: 368432

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Burlotto Barbera - didn't last long
by Joe Chanley
May 15th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1794

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

As someone who also loves beer, bourbon and lately, tequila, I would sacrifice wine sadly. Plus, I assume I'll get to consume my already purchased bottles which would last me a little while.
by Joe Chanley
May 12th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2527

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

La rioja Alta vina alberdi is a super value in rioja
by Joe Chanley
May 8th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2274

Re: 2018 Rose

m. ristev wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 2:59 pm
chambers offered the 09 a couple weeks ago for about $36 if I recall correctly. they only had 6 bottles
One of the few shops in the US that doesn’t gauge their customers just because they can on allocates bottles.
by Joe Chanley
May 6th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener
Replies: 21
Views: 936

Re: Ken Onion Worksharp Knife sharpener

Using a belt grinder on a fine steel knife should result in all nice things being taken away from you. Steel was forged by hand then hand made into a glorious knife then you take an industrial tool and hack it like its an axe blade. Japanese knives must be hand sharpened on stones, if your to lazy ...
by Joe Chanley
May 4th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2274

Re: 2018 Rose

2018 Tercero for me. I used to buy Commanderie de Peyrassol, but haven't liked their recent releases. I used to drink a lot of Commanderie de Peyrassol but I haven't liked at least the last five vintages and the price has gone way up. This has also risen in price the past few years as has baudry an...
by Joe Chanley
May 3rd, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2274

2018 Rose

I searched but didn't find a thread for the new vintage. My usual roses are (high quantity in bold): Triennes Pomponette Gobelsburg Cistercien Bedrock Lulu Fonstainte de gris Pibarnon Bastide Blanche Matthiasson Haven't had any 18's yet besides Triennes, but wanted to open a thread for people to sha...
by Joe Chanley
May 3rd, 2019, 5:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1940
Views: 161372

Re: Steak Porn

wow
by Joe Chanley
May 2nd, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1940
Views: 161372

Re: Steak Porn

Brandon R wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 10:29 am
The pull at 125 and then sear worked great. When flying solo, these ribcap medallions are absolutely perfect. Paired with a 2012 No Girls Tempranillo - a nice match.
Nicely done!
by Joe Chanley
May 1st, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: From the creators of Chef's Table - Street Food

c fu wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 2:44 pm
T Klonoski wrote:
May 1st, 2019, 2:43 pm
Episode 1, Bangkok, now available.
What great visuals.
all the episodes are available!

I wish every episode wasn't so sappy and we had a little on the food, but shot beautifully.
100% agree Charlie.
by Joe Chanley
April 30th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegas Dining....Wine Related
Replies: 12
Views: 1107

Re: Vegas Dining....Wine Related

Happen to be in Vegas for a conference at the Wynn. The wine list at SW steakhouse was brutally priced.

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